First, sorry for the delay in posting something new. KJ and I were on the east coast traveling. She was only there for about a week and a half, but I was there for about a month.
While on the east coast, we both attended the wedding of my childhood best friend, Dave. During the wedding weekend, I started thinking about a statistic I had recently read. It said the divorce rate in America for a first marriage is 50%, for a 2nd marriage, it’s 67%, and for a 3rd, it’s 74%. This is according to Jennifer Baker of the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield, Missouri.
Now, I wasn’t thinking about these stats because of the people getting married. I have a very good feeling they’re going to make it. Here’s a video of their 1st dance to show you why I’m so confident:
I was thinking about my parents, and KJ’s parents, who both fall into that 50% 1st marriage divorce column.
Dave and Kerry’s parents, however, are both still married.
My question is this: What contributes to a marriage that doesn’t work out? Specifically, how much of what happened to your own parents, good or bad, contributes to what will happen in your marriage?
*By the way, my favorite part in the video above is when they high five at the end.