The figures are extraordinarily high with up to 85% of troubled teens coming from divorced parents • Experts predict that single-parent families will continue to rise Then there are some surprises or unusual facts: • Couples who seek counselling before they marry are less likely to divorce • Couples who maintain their faith together are less likely to divorce • But a Christian couple is more likely to divorce than is an atheist couple Whatever the facts, there is no doubt that statistics do not convey the heartache and serious health issues which can be caused or made worse by a broken marriage.

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