The 1% Marriage Initiative


Marriages are in Crisis

While millions of couples don’t have dramatic stories by Hollywood standards, every day they endure strained, empty and unfulfilled marriages.

Most marriages that end in divorce produce stress-filled, fractured homes. Children are far too often the unintentional collateral damage.

Reducing the divorce rate by just 1% will impact 1.5 million kids!

The Statistics are Staggering

• Couples spend an average of four minutes a day alone together.

• Almost 60% of married adults have had an extramarital affair.

• Nearly 50% of all U.S. marriages end in divorce. First marriages that end in divorce last an average of eight years.

• There is little to no difference in the divorce rate between Christians and the general population.

• Children with two religious parents who end up divorcing are twice as likely to leave the church.

HomeWord’s Strategy to Impact Marriages

All churches have one thing in common: They meet every week. In fact, 63 million people worship in churches each weekend. What people are looking for in their church is God’s wisdom for everyday life – and often it involves issues related to their family. That’s why HomeWord is dedicated to helping churches adopt a simple strategy to build a healthy family ministry.

Most pastors are overwhelmed with the day-to-day needs of their congregations. HomeWord makes it easy for them by providing resources for large groups, small groups and couples counseling, all supported by training from a network of family ministry practitioners. The result reinforces the value of God-honored marriages deep into the church – with transforming results!



Learn more about this initiative by downloading the PDF brochure:

  • About HomeWord

    HomeWord helps families succeed by creating Biblical resources that build strong marriages, confident parents, empowered kids and healthy leaders. Founded by Jim Burns, HomeWord seeks to advance the work of God in the world by educating, equipping, and encouraging parents and churches. Learn More »

  • Support Our Mission

    HomeWord is non-profit, donor supported ministry. If you would like to partner with HomeWord in our effort to help more parents and families you can make a donation. Your investment will allow us to expand this ministry by offering more resources to families and churches in need.

  • Contact Information

    • HomeWord
      PO Box 1600
      San Juan Capistrano, CA

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