Why has divorce in Kansas City dropped by 50%? Because the leaders of Marriage Savers, Mike and Harriet McManus, have gone into over 200 cities around the country, and asked as many church leaders as possible to refuse to marry couples without first making them go through Christian pre-marital counseling, and hooking them up with marriage mentors. These Community Marriage Policies spread a blanket across a geographic area, so couples within a city or county can’t just shop around for a pastor that will marry them without counseling. The statistics are encouraging.
The McManus’ have also written a book, Living Together: Myths, Risks & Answers.