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  • ‘Gray divorce’ named among senior adult challenges

    January 26 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Gray divorce’ named among senior adult challenges

    Increasing rates of divorce and sexually transmitted infections among some populations over 50 could raise challenges for pastors ministering to senior adults in the coming years. Researchers at Bowling Green State University say the divorce rate for Americans 50 and older has doubled since 1990 even though the overall divorce rate remained essentially unchanged.

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  • Study spotlights divorce among churchgoers

    October 30 2015 by Lisa Cannon Green, LifeWay Research | with 0 comments
    Study spotlights divorce among churchgoers

    Before a divorce, churchgoers in troubled marriages look a lot like their happily married counterparts at church – participating, serving and leading at similar rates. After a divorce, the differences can be stark. Twenty percent have dropped out of church entirely. In many cases, their children have stopped attending too.

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  • Views on divorce studied

    August 13 2015 by Aaron Earls, LifeWay | with 0 comments
    Views on divorce studied

    “Pastors make a distinction about the rightness of a divorce based on the reasons behind it,” said Scott McConnell, vice president of LifeWay Research. “They want to account for the parts of scripture that speak of possible rationales.” However, Americans view virtually all reasons for ending a marriage in the same moral light.

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  • SBC not ‘third way’ on divorce

    October 24 2014 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    The Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has responded to a false statement by Danny Cortez who claimed the SBC already practices the “third way” regarding divorce and remarriage because people with varying views are given “space to disagree” within the same church.

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  • Andy Stanley’s stance on homosexuality questioned

    May 3 2012 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Andy Stanley’s stance on homosexuality questioned

    Megachurch pastor Andy Stanley is being criticized for a recent sermon illustration involving a gay couple in which Stanley labeled adultery, but not homosexuality, a sin.

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