Skip to comments.Divorce Rate Comparisons Between Couples Using NFP & Artificial Birth Control
Posted on 07/23/2010 8:23:53 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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Correlation does not equal causation.
“Family planning” is a catholic thing. I would argue that any couple that goes to church and follows their church’s instructions will divorce less. This study is slanted in favor of catholics.
Is there a legitimate alternative explanation for low divorce rate among practitioners of NFP?
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Excellent! Last time I checked, the data showed around a 4% divorce rate; this is even better. And if these same folks attend daily Mass together, now or when they’re older, participate in Confession and Rosary-recitation frequently, their chances of divorce are almost nil.
This is not a scientific study for causation. All this attempts to generate is religious people have a lower divorce rate.
See the graphic in post #4. Data is from a non-Catholic source.
“All this attempts to generate is religious people have a lower divorce rate.”
It shows that committed couples who communicate well about their intimacy and therefore communicate well about the rest of their lives, experience a lower divorce rate.
Ok. My last sentence is wrong then. But otherwise i am still correct. All this study really says is that the ones that try the hardest not to get pregnant are the ones most likely to divorce.
“You know what you call people who practice Natural Family Planning?”
(My mom, Catholic mother of a half-dozen, to my brother, at his wedding)
You know what you call people who practice Natural Family Planning? What? Parents.Maybe they had some whooops moments, because NFP -- when followed correctly! -- is 97-99% effective.
I think there is a selectivity issue here. Those who have stable marriage, more religious, and so on, are more likely to choose NFP compared to those who don’t have stable marriage or being more religious. So, it may not mean that if you use artificial birth control, you’d experience divorce, unhappiness, etc. At least, that’s not a conclusion that we can draw from this data.
**have a dramatically low (0.2%) divorce rate;**
This is a huge “WOW!”
Oh, really, perhaps you need to take another look/study at this chart!
blah blah. quit with the fact nonsense. I’m not here to argue facts.
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No! Divorce is not the greatest tragedy. The death of a child is the greatest tragedy. Divorce can only get second place.
I wonder if the study factored in the fact that Catholics can also get annulments, which are not the same thing as divorces and would not be counted as such. No other denomination does annulments to my knowledge.
I think it depends on your point of view.
I believe from the parents’ point of view I could see them go 50-50 on it. I think for men the breakup of their family may be worse. For the mother I think death of a child would probably be.
I think from an outsider, more societal point of view, the family breakup is worse.
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