Adult children of divorce are less likely to attend religious services or to express interest in God than adult children raised in intact marriages. People raised in happy marriages are more than twice as likely to attend church as those raised by divorced parents who both stay involved in the children’s lives. Among the reasons for not attending as adults was not feeling understood at church when their parents were splitting. The future health of families and churches may depend on ministry to divorced, conflicted and non-traditional families.
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Source: Institute for American Values