Advanced Search
Recent Posts
Site Statistics
Who's Online
Forum Rules
Bible Resources
• Bible Study Aids
• Bible Devotionals
• Audio Sermons
• ChristiansUnite Blogs
• Christian Forums
• Facebook Apps
Web Search
• Christian Family Sites
• Top Christian Sites
• Christian RSS Feeds
Family Life
• Christian Finance
• ChristiansUnite KIDS
• Christian Magazines
• Christian Book Store
• Christian News
• Christian Columns
• Christian Song Lyrics
• Christian Mailing Lists
• Christian Singles
• Christian Classifieds
• Free Christian Clipart
• Christian Wallpaper
Fun Stuff
• Clean Christian Jokes
• Bible Trivia Quiz
• Online Video Games
• Bible Crosswords
• Christian Guestbooks
• Banner Exchange
• Dynamic Content

Subscribe to our Free Newsletter.
Enter your email address:

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
August 08, 2020, 05:58:59 AM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
Our Lord Jesus Christ loves you.
282849 Posts in 27483 Topics by 3790 Members
Latest Member: Goodwin
* Home Help Search Login Register
+  ChristiansUnite Forums
|-+  ChristiansUnite and Announcements
| |-+  ChristiansUnite and Announcements (Moderator: admin)
| | |-+  New Strategy to Reform Divorce
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: New Strategy to Reform Divorce  (Read 551 times)
Global Moderator
Gold Member
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 64256

May God Lead And Guide Us All

View Profile
« on: April 24, 2008, 07:48:58 AM »

New Strategy to Reform Divorce

by Staff
April 23, 2008

POTOMAC, Maryland, (christiansunite.com) -- Marriage Savers, which has worked with 10,000 clergy in 222 cities to cut divorce rates, announces the creation of www.ReformDivorce.org website to motivate those hurt by divorce - to fight for two Divorce Reforms that could slash America's divorce rate in half.

"There are 30 million adult children of divorce who were shattered by their parents divorce, and another 24 million who suffered a divorce they did not want. Most view divorce as a personal issue, but in a larger sense No Fault Divorce, a law first signed in California in 1969 by then Gov. Ronald Reagan, has been the biggest killer of marriage in America. It swept the nation in the 1970s, pushing divorces up from 708,000 in 1970 to 1,036,000 five years later.

"The major reason why America has the world's highest divorce rate is that one spouse can unilaterally divorce another," says Mike McManus, President and Co-Founder of Marriage Savers with his wife, Harriet. "Research reports that in four out of five cases, one spouse did not want the divorce, but had no choice. No-Fault Divorce should be called Unilateral Divorce. "

However, there are two reforms which state legislatures could pass that could spare 500,000 kids a year from seeing their parents divorce:

1. Replace No Fault Divorce with Mutual Consent. In cases involving children, and where no allegation is made of abuse, adultery, etc. -- states could require that any divorce be agreed to by both husband and wife. What was entered into by two people willingly would not be terminated unless both agree. This reform would reduce divorce rates by 30%, estimates John Crouch, Director of Americans for Divorce Reform.

2. Replace Sole Custody with Joint Custody or Shared Parenting in which both parents would have access to their children about a third of each week. Of six states which passed the strongest Joint Custody laws, five also enjoyed the largest drop in the divorce rate: Montana, Kansas, Connecticut, Idaho and Alaska. Why? "If a parent knows they will have to interact with the other child's parents while the child is growing up, there is less incentive to divorce," says David L. Levy, CEO of Children's Rights Council. He and Crouch estimate this reform could cut divorce by another 20%.

Marriage Savers hopes its new website, ReformDivorce.org, will mobilize thousands of those harmed by divorce to become activists, urging their state legislatures to pass these reforms that could prevent 500,000 children a year from the shattering experience of watching their parents divorce.


Additional information on ChristiansUnite.com is available on the Internet at http://www.christiansunite.com/
Copyright 2007 ChristiansUnite.com. All rights reserved.

Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  

More From ChristiansUnite...    About Us | Privacy Policy | | ChristiansUnite.com Site Map | Statement of Beliefs

Copyright © 1999-2019 ChristiansUnite.com. All rights reserved.
Please send your questions, comments, or bug reports to the

Powered by SMF 1.1 RC2 | SMF © 2001-2005, Lewis Media