Why is there such an emphasis on marrying young in the Bible Belt?
The Bible Belt leads the country in divorce!
Many factors contribute to the failure of marriage … income, race, religion, education, family history, geography and age. Did you see that? I said age! I won’t even try to address how the others play a role since I am already treading on dangerous ground.
Where am I getting my information?
I looked in several locations trying to find accurate divorce statistics by state. With a lot of unreliable sources out there, I was skeptical with everything I came across. I eventually found the information I needed from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (interesting location for statistics on divorce … I won’t even ask!).
Who wins this competition?
I am sure that it is of no surprise to anyone that the state that allows Elvis to guide the wedding ceremony is also the state that leads the nation in divorce. Second on the list is Arkansas!
Here are the top 10 …
4. West Virginia
8. Tied … Alabama, Florida
Is anyone shocked to hear that more than half of those states are right here in the Bible Belt? I didn’t think so!
This is a long way of saying …
I am not ready to marry. Quit trying to shove it down my throat! Feel free to control some other aspect of my being, but I am tired of people saying … “hmmm … I wonder what is wrong with her.” I will get married when I am ready! The truth is … I am not willing to settle … maybe the rest of you fools are!
What is with all the control freaks in the South anyway?