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Decrease in Marriage Continues a Spiraling Wave of Problems, and Churches are AWOL

Over 60 years after the decline of marriage began in the 1960s due to the rise of the “free love” mentality, the results are more dismal than ever. In 1960, only 28% of adults were single. Now almost 50% of adults are single. Marriage rates are at their lowest ever in U.S. history. There are eight times more children born to unmarried parents than married.
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Want a Faith-Filled Nation Back? Build the Family

J.P. De Gance highlights the correlation between intact families and religious commitment, noting that 80% of churchgoers come from continuously married homes. Observing societal issues stemming from family breakdown, De Gance founded Communio to assist churches in promoting healthy relationships and marriages, aiming to revitalize faith in America by strengthening families. He discusses the importance of restoring the family in fostering a revival of faith on “The Daily Signal Podcast.”

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Get Married: An Interview with Brad Wilcox

Brad Wilcox, author of Get Married, highlights the work Communio has done.

“I am encouraged, for instance, by the work that Communio is doing to strengthen marriage and family ministries in Catholic and Protestant churches across America and the work that Governor Spencer Cox and the Utah legislature are doing to advance the Success Sequence and a range of other family-friendly laws. I am also impressed by what J. P. De Gance and Live the Life seem to have done in their marriage initiative in Jacksonville, Florida to bring down divorce rates there.”

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