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How to Survive a Shark Attack Mark 10:2-16

How to Survive a Shark Attack

Bible Belt divorce rates may be a sign that many Christian marriages are clamped in the jaws of cultural and relational sharks. What to do?

Reno divorce.

Sounds redundant, doesn't it? A Reno divorce is the culturespeak for a quick and easy dissolution of marriage since the laws of Nevada are legendary for accepting trivial grounds and short residence periods. No surprise, then, that Nevada has the highest divorce rate in the country.

Scratch Nevada, and what states follow with the most active divorce courts?

Not New York.

Not California.

The states that compete with Nevada for the highest divorce rates are Tennessee, Arkansas, Alabama and Oklahoma - four heartland states that sit smack dab in the middle of the Bible Belt. In these four states, the divorce rate isn't just a little bit more - it is 50 percent above the rest of the country.

A recent study asserts that divorce is more common among evangelical Christians than other religious groups. More common among those who have every intention of taking literally the words of Jesus in the gospel of Mark: "Therefore what God has joined together, let no one...

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