I recently had the privilege of reading Shaunti Feldhahn’s new book the good news about marriage. As the subtitle reveals, this book debunks “discouraging myths about marriage and divorce”.
Through groundbreaking research, this best-selling author shares surprising news about marriage. She shares that the actual divorces rates are often projected, inflated, and misrepresented. Shaunti offers many surprising studies that challenge the statistics we have all come to accept as fact.
Most marriages, she writes, not only last a lifetime, but they are happy. Shaunti also presents evidence that remarriages are much more successful than we’ve been told.
I was pleased to read that not only are divorces rates in the church actually lower than those outside, but studies show that active faith is a factor in lowering the rate of divorce.
The author proposes that the power of hope makes a significant difference in a marriage’s success.
I will be writing about this subject in another post.
You may be thinking these facts are, indeed, very good news, but wondering what the point of the book is. I’m glad you asked!
The author presents several reasons it is important that, as a society, we learn the true numbers of these statistics. Some of them include ideas relating to self-fulfilling prophecies in failed marriages and a general lack of confidence in the institution of marriage, among others.
Packed with studies, statistics, personal stories, and advice, this book would benefit a vast range of readers, especially those who work in ministry or counseling. This book offers hope and encouragement for those who are single, divorced, in a relationship, in a struggling marriage, or in a happy marriage.
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You can see a short video (2:32) from the author here.
As a “thank you” to my faithful readers, I’d like to give away my copy to a subscriber. Please subscribe via email (if you haven’t already) and leave me a comment telling me why you would like to win. The winner will be chosen and emailed on Sunday, September 14th, 2014.
FTC Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.
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What do you think? Do you see marriage as a positive institution or are you disheartened by the divorce rate we have come to accept as truth? Let us know in the comments.