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The marriage rate has plunged 50% since 1970.  >  Half of all new marriages end in divorce.  >  Cohabitation diverts tens of millions of the marriage eligible from ever marrying.  >  Those who marry after living together are 50% more likely to divorce.  >  More than 5.4 million couples live together outside of marriage.  > 
40% of children are born out-of-wedlock.  They are 5 times more likely to live in poverty than those in intact homes and 4 times more likely to be expelled from school or jailed.  >  Only 45% of teenagers live with their married mother and father.  >  Every divorce destroys a tiny civilization  > 
Preparing a man and a woman for a lifetime of successful marriage.

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CMP News

Marriage Savers Ceremony in Elkton, Maryland, July 2007

Recently, Elkton, Maryland created a Community Marriage Policy.

Learn how the lack of marriage counseling nearly ended Alan and Donna Bosmeny's marriage in the first year. Alan is the pastor of Elkton First Assembly of God and a key organizer in the CMP effort.