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Marriage

3.5 Divorces per 1,000 Americans in 2008.

4 Divorces per 1,000 Americans in 2000.

Adoption

26% Increase in all adoption placements at Bethany Christian Services, the largest U.S. adoption agency, in 2010 over 2009.

66% Increase in international adoption placements. Inquiries are up 95 percent.

Church Life

Churches with 100 or more teens that have a full-time youth minister.

87% Evangelical churches with 100 or more teens that have a full-time youth minister.

55% Mainline Protestant congregations with 100 or more teens that have a full-time youth minister.

69% Church volunteers who are married.

58% Church volunteers who are female.


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