How to Survive a Shark Attack

How to Survive a Shark Attack

Sunday, October 8, 2000
| Mark 10:2-16

The numbers continue to mount. Divorce seems as pandemic as ever. Perhaps we have trouble shedding our romantic fantasies of what a marriage should look like. We’re unprepared for the worse case scenario

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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