Divorce - while purposefully growing in our covenant...

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Divorce 17:19 Divorce Rate Chart from book “Marriage and Divorce Rates, 1920-2007” Decreased over last 30 years Increases when economy increases Decreases when economy decreases Fluctuates with major events in society Legal Trends Canon Law Body of laws in England, governed Catholic and Anglican churches Marriage is a sacred union, only dissolved by death Set basis for US divorce laws Fault based divorce Must prove that a spouse violated the marriage contract Violated by adultery, neglet, desertion, or abuse No fault divorce No need to prove guilt of the other Covenant marriage Believing that marriage is a covenant intended by god to be a lifelong fruitful relationship  between a man and a woman, we vow to God, each other , our families, and our  community to remain steadfast in unconditional love, reconciliation, and sexual purity, 
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Unformatted text preview: while purposefully growing in our covenant marriage relationship. Commit to strenuous legal requirements in effort to strengthen relationship Can only get divorced if spouse abuses you, cheats on you, or goes to jail after a waiting period. Societal Factors Social integration Couples with strong community bonds less likely to divorce Cultural values Increasing emphasis on individuality may be root cause of many divorces Demographics Education College grads have more stable marriages Income more financial resources=less likely to divorce Employment Low-status occupations=higher divorce rate Religious couples less likely to divorce Race & Ethnicity Blacks = highest rates Hispanics = lower rates 17:19 17:19...
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course SOCL 2501 taught by Professor Simpson during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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