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 >
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Sample CMP Covenant [.doc]
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An introductory letter to send to local clergy [.doc]
An introductory brochure for recruiting mentor couples [.pdf]
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