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The following article is located at: http://www.christianitytoday.com/le/trendwatch/2013/01-28/children-of-divorce-less-religious.html

Children of Divorce Less "Religious"?

A new study suggests that adults raised by happily married parents are far more likely to attend religious services and express interest in God than those raise by divorced parents—even in "good" divorces (those in which there is little conflict and both parents are active in the child's life). Christianity Today's Melissa Steffan highlights many of the report's most interesting findings.

The authors of the report hope their findings will correct many misunderstandings related to divorce—in the sermons of well-meaning pastors and in the minds of those raised by divorced parents. They urge religious leaders to focus on these children, acknowledging the fact that "divorce is painful."