couple arguing with each otherThis week I’ve been focusing on blogs relating to marriage  problems.  As believers in Christ, we have an enemy, satan, who wants to destroy Christian marriages. He uses many weapons of destruction to accomplish this purpose:  the couple’s own selfishness, severe financial problems, blended family difficulties, in-laws’ interference, and sexual immorality, to name just a few of the major causes. Divorce rates are skyrocketing, even among Christians.  

A recent study by the Barna Research Group, interviewing 3,854 adults from the 48 contiguous states, found:
 

bullet 11% of the adult population is currently divorced.
bullet 25% of adults have had at least one divorce during their lifetime.
bullet Divorce rates among conservative Christians were significantly higher than for other faith groups, and much higher than Atheists and Agnostics experience.

 

Sexual immorality ranks among the top ten reasons for marriages splitting apart.  Dr. Shirley Glass, author of Not Just Friends and recognized expert on infidelity after hundreds of clinical cases and two decades of research, found that:

“after reviewing 25 studies – 25% of wives and 44% of husbands have had extramarital intercourse.” Increase that by 15% if you include sexual intimacies and emotional involvements.
Not Just Friends, Shirley P. Glass, Ph.D., 2003, pg 3

 This problem is becoming more prevalent in the church, but few people want to openly discuss it and to find Biblical solutions – or to repent.  Join Apostle J.E. Bowser and a panel of ministers at Blog Talk Radio below as he discusses this topic with bold truth and shares what pastors, leaders, and married couples should do to fight it with God’s help.

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