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Divorce Presentation[2]

  1. 1. Divorce/<br />By Kelley Sullivan<br />
  2. 2. Definition of Divorce<br />Divorceor dissolution of marriageis a legal process in which a judge or other authority dissolves the bonds of matrimony existing between two persons, thus restoring them to the status of being single and permitting them to marry other individuals.<br />No-fault divorceis a divorce in which the dissolution of a marriage requires neither a showing of wrong-doing of either party nor any evidentiary proceedings at all.<br />
  3. 3. Statistics<br />Who Divorces?<br />- 50% of 1st marriages<br />- 67% of 2nd marriages<br />- 74% of 3rd marriages<br />85% who cohabitate divorce<br />60% of all marriages that end in divorce do so within the first decade. <br />The National Center for Health Statistics , U.S department of health and Human Services reports that in 1940 the rate was 4 per 1000, in 1975 the rate had jumped to almost 5; just five years after that it peaked at 6, leveling off since that 1980 high.<br />
  4. 4. Individual/Psychological Effects on Children of Divorce<br />42% of children 14-18 live in a first marriage family.<br />37% of children grow up without both of their biological parents.<br />Children of divorced parents are significantly more likely to become delinquents by age 15 then children whose own parents are married.<br />Effects of Divorce<br /><ul><li>Problems in school
  5. 5. Higher risk of substance abuse
  6. 6. Children divorcing as well someday</li></ul>Maybe what causes kids to be dysfunctional after a divorce is because of what they were exposed to before the divorce.<br />The environment sets a bad premise for future relationships<br /><ul><li>Will these people ever go on to have normal relationships?
  7. 7. Are these people more likely to enter an abusive relationship and “stick it out” because their parents did?</li></ul>To prevent negative affects on your children when divorcing:<br /> - Put your children's needs first - Fight in private<br /> - Communicate Clearly - Never undermine the other parent<br />
  8. 8. Life after Divorce<br />90% of divorced mothers have custody of their children. <br />In the 50’s only 9.3% of homes had a single parent, 16.3% in 1960, today it is over 25%<br />The hardest adjustment for divorced men is their relationship with children.<br />The suicide rate is 3x higher for divorced men then married.<br />Legal fee’s, Child support, Alimony, and having only one income - put a man in debt. <br />Nearly 50% of all couples fall into poverty after a divorce<br />
  9. 9. Divorce rate in different countries<br />#1 United States – 4.95 per 1000 people <br />#2 Puerto Rico – 4.97 per 1000 people<br />#3 Russia – 3.36 per 1000 people<br />#4 United Kingdom – 3.08 per 1000 people<br />#5 Denmark – 2.81 per 1000 people<br />#6 Turkey – 0.37 per 1000 people<br />#7 Mexico – 0.33 per 1000 people<br />#8 Italy – 0.27 per 1000 people<br />#9 Brazil – 0.26 per 1000 people<br />#10 Sri Lanka – 0.15 per 1000 people<br />
  10. 10. Religion and Divorce <br />25% of Mainline protestants<br />29% of Baptists<br />24% of Mormons<br />21% of Lutherans<br />21% of Catholics<br />Have been divorced<br />“Most people in society do what they want regardless of their faith in God.” – Diane Medved<br />
  11. 11. “Life is short, have an affair.”<br />AshleyMadison.com is a popular website that encourages people to search for multiple lovers. <br />There are more than 5 million members, 70% of which are men. <br />Biderman who launched the website in 2002, argues that the “social experiment” of monogamous matrimony is a failed one. <br />Evolutionary psychologists say infidelity is an instinct and we’re hardwired for today as we were in the cave.<br />
  12. 12. God does not condone divorce, so why does he allow polygamy?<br />If God calls polygamists’ holy, it is time his children stopped arguing against God and his word.<br />Man made religions teach monogamy only, there are no bible versus that plainly condemns polygamy.<br />1 Kings 15:5 – King David married at least 7 wives, but it says David was right in the sight of the lord. <br />Matthew 25:1-13 – Parable of the 10 virgins, where Jesus himself as the groom marrying 5 out of the virgins.<br />2 Sam 12:7-8 <br />
  13. 13. In polygamist households there is more economic stability, more access to child care, and a larger family support network.<br />Men are allowed to “sow their oats” and ensure a large contribution to the gene pool while women are able to feel secure and economically provided for, even if their husbands seek outside relationships.<br />Polygamy ensures that the father will be involved throughout the children’s lives, as both he and the mother have full custody. <br />Children do not have to fear their parents divorcing, therefore the psychological effects do not apply to children of polygamy.<br />Children in larger families have to become “team players”, polygamist children are more equipped for the transition into society.<br />

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