The mission of The Marriage Resource is to encourage the growth of healthy relationships with an emphasis on the enrichment and restoration of healthy marriages through Christ-centered equipping, educating and consulting. By consistently providing the best and most cutting edge resources that meet the unique needs of marriage, The Marriage Resource helps create memorable experiences (including pre and post follow up) that lead couples to connection and true intimacy, resulting in a physical, mental and spiritual healthy marriage. Inspiring transformation, The Marriage Resource is able to deliver excellent results – creating a positive “ripple effect” that is leading to new and expanding opportunities locally, nationally and globally.
of U.S. families are divorced.
of Military Families are divorced.
of Evangelical Families are divorced
of San Diego Families are divorced.
- After ten years of marriage, only 25% of the couples will still be happily married.
- The average length of marriage for those that end in divorce is only 7 years.
- 1 million children are affected by divorce each year (U. S. Bureau of Census, 1999).
- Today, nearly one-third of all American children are born outside marriage–that’s one out-of-wedlock birth every 35 seconds.
- The growth of single-parent families has had an enormous impact on government. The welfare system for children is overwhelmingly a subsidy system for single-parent families. More than three-quarters of the aid to children is given through programs such as food stamps, Medicaid, public housing ETC.
- Children of divorced parents more frequently demonstrate a diminished learning capacity, perform more poorly than their peers and are more likely to repeat a grade and to have higher drop-out rates.
- Divorces are a major cause for not only absenteeism but presenteeism. Presenteeism is a term that refers to employees being unable to pay full attention to their jobs because of marital conflict. This new phenomena is costing businesses millions of lost dollars
- Overall cost of social services that must be provided due to marital failure is calculated at the rate of $30,000 per divorce, including direct and indirect costs associated with increased child support enforcement, Medicaid, TANF funds, food stamps, public housing, correctional facilities, unwed childbearing, drug problems, delinquency, criminality, and other social problems associated with divorce.