I’m sure you’ve heard that Christians have the same divorce rate as non-Christians. I’ve long suspected that this is a myth driven by a poor definition of “Christian.” Many people are only nominal Christians; i.e. while they profess to be a Christian, there is little evidence from their conduct and beliefs that they are.
It seems my suspicions are correct. The Pew Forum released a summary of recent reassessments of the data that found a strong correlation between church attendance and divorce rates. Brian Wilcox, director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, concluded that “Americans who attend religious services several times a month were about 35 percent less likely to divorce than those with no religious affiliation.”