Divorce and the Faith of Children

As the sexual revolution was unfolding back during the 1960s, there was a widely held notion that children of divorce are incredibly resilient. It was believed that a kid could bounce back rather quickly to a normal life after his parents had divorced. Over the years, research has shown that the exact opposite is true. Children of divorce are statistically far more prone to a host of social problems and issues. New research on divorce and spirituality show that children from intact families are twice as likely to be involved in worship during their adult years than are children of couples who divorce amicably. When the institution of the family falls apart, the children in that family are prone to be less interested in organized religion and religious services. We can’t help but wonder if the crisis causes them to question the love, grace, kindness and existence of God. A child’s concept of God and love for God are established and nurtured in the home! Parents, build your marriage!