Marriage Savers Resources
Marriage Savers on Good Morning America / ABC News
Newest DVD combines the recent ABC profile of a Community Marriage Policy in
suburban Portland, OR with our 14-minute Overview of
How To Cut Divorce Rates in Churches and
suggest that this DVD be purchased by anyone who would like to create a
Community Marriage Policy in their town, city or county. The ABC story shows
how the clergy, cooperating across denominational lines, can make marriage such
a priority in their congregations, that the divorce rate for Clackamas County,
OR, with 375,000 people, fell 15% in five years.
this is an average result, since an independent study by the Institute for
Research and Evaluation reports that in the first 114 Community Marriage
Policies, signed by 2000, divorce rates fell an average of 17.5% in seven years.
In addition the cohabitation rate by one-third in CMP counties form 1990-2000
compared with similar counties. Now marriage rates are rising in many CMP
counties. Cost: $10.