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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.
CMP Success Stories:
In Every Community Marriages are Changed, Families are Strengthened...
CMP Stories
Modesto, CA
More than 10,000 clergy have created 220 CMP’s around the nation. Here are some of their success stories:
  • The Story of Modesto, CA: results of the first CMP, started in 1986, include slashing the divorce rate by one half and raising the marriage rate by 12% [Read More]
  • Richard Albertson of Live the Life Ministries in Tallahassee, FL, reduced the city’s divorce rate by 23%. He built a CMP with a budget of $800,000, raised locally. His ministry also won a $500,000 per year, 5year federal grant. 
  • Rev. Jeff Meyers & Pastor LeRoy Sullivan created a suburban- urban CMP in Kansas City, KS, that cut the divorce rate 63%. Pastor Sullivan transformed his inner city church from women and children to couples and kids.
  • Dr. Ann Gries, Marriage Builders, Evansville, IN, led the creation of a CMP that reduced divorces by 20% and increased the marriage rate by 16%. Creating an innovative program on a tiny budget, she recently won a $500,000 per year, 5-year federal grant.