When Madonna divorced Guy Ritchie in 2008, she reportedly settled with the famous filmmaker for $75 million as part of their divorce agreement. Mel Gibson’s divorce in 2011 from Robyn Moore was said to be in the $425 million range. Rupert Murdoch’s split from wife Anna Murdoch totaled over $1.7 billion. And most recently Oil tycoon Harold Hamm was ordered to pay his ex-wife $1 billion dollars and he was quotes as saying he thought that was fair.
Let’s think about this- the average person in the US spends $25,200 on their wedding. http://www.costofwedding.com not including the cost of the honeymoon, and over 250 hours planning the wedding.
And the cost of a divorce can range from several thousand dollars to over 1 billion.
Given these startling statistics, we spend thousands on the wedding and the divorce, the beginning and the end and nothing on the middle, the actual marriage.
Most people spend ZERO on pre-marital coaching and training, ZERO on marriage counseling, when problems arise.
Is it any wonder we have BIG weddings and little marriages?
So what can we do about it? Here are some suggestions, on second thought make that requirements to Divorce Proof Marriages.
The Community Family Reformation Initiative is a systematic approach to Divorce Proof Marriages by:
- The Adoption of Community Wide Marriage Covenant
- The Family Matters First, Inc Weekend Seminar
- Establishing Marriage and Family Ministry at Local Church Level
- Implementing pre-marital coaching and testing programs
- Providing access (virtual and real) to Marriage Mentors
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