Overview of this Presentation: 30 years of family research have shown that abuse in a home is so damaging to children, that it's likely better for the kids if their parents divorce. Research also shows that while kids in 2-parent married homes do better on average than kids from divorced homes, it's only slightly better, not dramatically different (see Myth 7). The more toxic the home, the better children do after divorce. So to oversimplify: research has found that

If the home is toxic, divorce is good for kids. If the home is safe, divorce is bad for kids

This presentation debunks 7 myths about kids and divorce:

Myth 1—Divorce will destroy your kids

Myth 2—If you divorce, your kids will divorce, themselves, and they won't value marriage

Myth 3—It's always best to stay for the kids

Myth 4—If you divorce, your kids will suffer even more than they are now and it will never get better

Myth 5—If you remarry, your kids will likely be abused by your new husband or boyfriend

Myth 6—Divorce itself causes the child's problems

Myth 7—Kids are likely to do drugs or alcohol — or have severe behavior problems in school—if you divorce


About Me: If you're new to my blog, read this first. I'm a committed Evangelical Christian. I attend church, tithe, serve, volunteer, and lead Bible studies. I started leading Christian divorce recovery groups in conservative churches in 1998. I believe in the sanctity of marriage. Marriage ought to be loving, safe, and respectful. But what if a marriage isn't holy? What if it is horrific, chronically abusive or toxic in some other serious way? God is not mocked. That is not a marriage.


 

7 Reasons to Have Hope for Your Kids After Abuse and Divorce
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