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The Good News About Marriage: Debunking Discouraging Myths about Marriage and Divorce by [Feldhahn, Shaunti]
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“Shaunti takes aim at marriage myths that have spread like a cancer through our culture–myths that have become self-fulfilling prophecies. This book is packed with game-changing revelations. Like this one: Not only are most people staying married, they are happy in their marriages!” –Emerson Eggerichs, best-selling author of Love and Respect

About the Author

Shaunti Feldhahn is the best-selling author of For Women Only and other books with sales of more than two million copies in 22 languages. With a master’s degree from Harvard, Shaunti uses her analytical skills to uncover life-changing surprises about our most important relationships. Her research has been featured on The Today Show, Focus on the Family radio, in Cosmopolitan magazine, and in the New York Times. She and her husband, Jeff, have two children and live in Atlanta.

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  • File Size: 8351 KB
  • Print Length: 210 pages
  • Publisher: Multnomah (May 6, 2014)
  • Publication Date: May 6, 2014
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00I76BAZI
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #454,398 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Are you ready for some good news about marriage? Shaunti Feldahan and fellow researcher Tally Whitehead share some very good news that much of what we assumed we knew about marriage and divorce is wrong. The newly release book (May 2014) is titled The Good News About Marriage: Debunking Discouraging Myths about Marriage and Divorce.

Consider how often you have heard someone say that the divorce rate is nearly 50%. However the divorce rate in our country is not this high. They write, "The actual divorce rate has never been 50 percent. It's significantly lower and has been declining over the last thirty years." (Feldhan & Whitehead, The Good News About Marriage. 2014) Not only that, but they also share research that most people who are married are in fact happily married. You wouldn’t have guessed that by listening to media reports or consulting the tabloids in your local grocery store. Shaunti and Tally also share the good news in their book that active faith is statistically proven to improve marriages.

The book is a fairly quick paced read even with the statistical information that they refer to often. It is optimistic in tone, but not overly Polly Anna. They recognize that there are still many marriages in trouble, but they also want to push back against those who have bought a lie that marriage is hopeless. This will be an excellent resource for any pastor or counselor that works with married couples, speaks about marriage, or counsels those preparing for marriage. Do yourself a favor and read it before your next sermon on marriage. I did and was very grateful.

I purchased a copy of this text in Kindle format and read it on my iPad 2. The format was well done. The charts are readable and even the pull quotes were easy to identify. So many kindle books struggle with graphical elements and pull quotes, this publisher, Multnomah Books, gets it right!
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Do you want to read a book that will change how you view marriage in our society? Good, because Shaunti Feldhahn has written a revolutionary book on that old standby “one out of every two marriages end in divorce”. That is a myth! Yes, you heard me correctly; it is a myth. According to the most reliable sources the prevalence of divorce has never been that high and it has actually been declining since 1980!
So read this short easily digestible book and do away with these five demoralizing myths:
1. The actual divorce rate has never been close to 50 percent. It’s significantly lower and has been declining over the last thirty years.
2. Most marriages aren’t just so-so. The vast majority are happy.
3. The rate of divorce in the church is not the same as among the non-church going population. It too is significantly lower.
4. Remarriages aren’t doomed. A significant majority survive and thrive.
5. Most marriage problems aren’t caused by big-ticket issues, so being in a marriage, or fixing a troubled one, doesn’t have to be as complicated as people think. Little things can often make a big difference (Page 12 uncorrected proof).
The author is taking very complex information and helping the reader understand some easily misunderstood facts from the data. The author does a valuable service for her reader: “Both in these pages and FAQ section at the back off the book, we will provide a tutorial to help cut through the confusion and evaluate any reports you may see in the future” (Page 21 uncorrected proof).
There is a hefty FAQ section at the end of the book that helps to reader to “delve more deeply into some of the technical issues of the research” and “answer the ‘But what about…? Questions that have frequently been asked” (Page 137 uncorrected proof).
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Marriage survives by hope. If a husband and wife believe that their relationship can get better, chances are that it will. They may have to tread a difficult path for a time, but eventually, the road becomes smoother and they arrive at their destination: a fulfilling life together.

Unfortunately, many of the statistics about marriage and divorce that are prevalent in our culture destroy hope. Fifty percent of all marriages end in divorce, we’re told. For second and third marriages, the divorce rate is even higher: 60 and 73 percent, respectively. Few couples are satisfied with their marriages. Though Christians talk a good game about marriage and family, the reality of divorce and dissatisfaction is the same for them as for everyone else. Finally, making a marriage work requires bigger changes than most couples are willing to make.

The funny thing about these hope-destroying statistics is that they’re wrong, misleading, or both. Instead, as Shaunti Feldhahn and Tally Whitehead argue in their new book, there’s plenty of good news about marriage. Indeed, they identify five specific pieces of good news:

1. The vast majority of marriages last a lifetime; the current divorce rate has never been close to 50 percent—it is closer to 20 to 25 percent for first-time marriages and 31 percent for all marriages—and has been declining for years (p. 39).
2. The vast majority of marriages are happy (around 80 percent)! Most people are glad they married their spouse and, given the chance, would do it all over again (p. 61).
3. The rate of divorce in the church is 25 to 50 percent lower than among those who don’t attend worship services, and those who prioritize their faith and/or pray together are dramatically happier and more connected (p. 86).
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