How To Cut America's Divorce Rate in Half: By Mike McManus. Foreword by Mike Huckabee  
 

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A Bold New Book From Mike McManus

How to Cut America's Divorce Rate in Half: A Strategy Every State Should Adopt

With Foreword by Mike Huckabee

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My purpose in writing this book is to provide the evidence needed to spark reform of state No Fault Divorce laws which always grant a divorce requested by one spouse. The current law in 49 states allows one spouse to file for a divorce on grounds of “irreconcilable differences,” and obtain the divorce in every case. What’s wrong with that? In 80% of the cases their spouses believe the marriage is reconcilable. The uniform granting of every divorce violates Constitutional guarantees of “due process of law.” How can there be due process if the spouse who wants to save the marriage always loses? That is unjust as well as unconstitutional.

Mike McManus has written the nationally syndicated column, “Ethics & Religion” since 1981. He is President and Co-Founder with his wife, Harriet, of Marriage Savers, a non-profit organization that has helped the clergy of 223 cities to create Community Marriage Policies that have reduced divorce and cohabitation rates and increased marriage rates. This is his first book to call for a political solution to America’s divorce rate, which is the highest in the world.
Mike McManus has written the nationally syndicated column, “Ethics & Religion” since 1981. He is President and Co-Founder with his wife, Harriet, of Marriage Savers, a non-profit organization that has helped the clergy of 223 cities to create Community Marriage Policies that have reduced divorce and cohabitation rates and increased marriage rates. This is his first book to call for a political solution to America’s divorce rate, which is the highest in the world.
If children are involved, it is tragic. Children need to be brought up by their own married mother and father. The best parents are married parents. “About 28% of our nation’s children – more than 20 million kids – will go to bed tonight without their father in the home. These children are much more likely to fail in school, to become pregnant as teenagers and to get in trouble with the law,” asserts Professor Brad Wilcox of the University of Virginia.

Therefore, this book proposes that if there is no major fault alleged, such as adultery or physical abuse, in cases of couples who have children – that no divorce would be granted unless both the mother and father agree. This would replace No Fault Divorce with Mutual Consent Divorce in cases involving children. Key American religious and legal leaders predict this single step could cut divorce rates in half in any state which passed the reform.

Reviews and Commentary
Wetzstein- The Washington Times
Sept 30, 2008
McManus - Ethics & Religion
Oct 8, 2008
New Book: How to Cut America's Divorce Rate in Half: A Strategy Every State Should Adopt
ENDORSED BY LEADERS
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  • Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council and author of the nation’s first covenant marriage law.
  • Stephen Baskerville, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Government at Patrick Henry College and author of “Taken Into Custody: The War Against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family”
  • John Crouch, Director, Americans For Divorce Reform
  • Don Wildmon, Chairman, American Family Association.
  • Rev. Richard Cizik, Vice President of the National Association of Evangelicals
  • George Gallup, Jr. Founder George H. Gallup International Institute
  • Dr. Richard Land, President. The Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission
  • Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger, Catholic Diocese of Evansville
  • Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University
  • Katherine Spaht, Professor Emeritus, Landry Professor of Law, Louisiana State University
  • Pastor Jeff Meyers. Christ Lutheran Church, Overland Park, Kansas
  • David and Claudia Arp, founders Marriage Alive International and authors of “10 Great Dates Before You Say ‘I Do.’”
  • W. Bradford Wilcox, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology at the University of Virginia and member of the James Madison Society, Princeton University

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