for the big Motorcycle Safety Foundation course the weekend of 8/11. Getting pretty excited about it actually. Saw JM for a bit at church last night and stoked the fire more.
Didn’t actually stay at church, SU and I skipped out for a birthday celebration. Sure ’nuff, the Popster called today asking why we did that!
I think that SU and I might lead a bible study together on the topic of divorce and recovery. I know, sounds strange that we would do that since we haven’t been and aren’t playing to be divorced, but we see this a lot at church and could use the class to learn as well as teach. Very disturbing stats in a Barna survey as reported here.
A recent study by the Barna Research Group throws extreme doubt on these estimates. Barna released the results of their poll about divorce on 1999-DEC-21. 1 They had interviewed 3,854 adults from the 48 contiguous states. The margin of error is within 2 percentage points. The survey found:
- 11% of the adult population is currently divorced.
- 25% of adults have had at least one divorce during their lifetime.
- Divorce rates among conservative Christians were significently higher than for other faith groups., and for Atheists and Agnostics.
So, we’re thinking there might be something we can do to help. Who knows?