Churches Should Focus on Children of 'Good Divorce,' Study Suggests

Melissa Steffan, Christianity Today, 1/24/2013

The report, titled "Does the Shape of Families Shape Faith?", is comprised of papers from family and religious studies experts who together declare "that today's grown children of divorce form a 'broken leading edge' of the trend of more Americans considering themselves 'spiritual but not religious'" ... "Children of divorce [have] spiritual stories quite often characterized by loss or suffering," report co-author Amy Ziettlow wrote in an article for The Atlantic. And the problem for many churches is that their family ministries do little to help families struggling through divorce, said Elizabeth Marquardt, director of the Center for Marriage and a co-author of the report.

Subjects: Religion, Civil Society, Marriage, Divorce, Children of divorce

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