LDS Temple Marriages are Built to Last

Below is an article (archived source) from the Los Angeles Times, 8 April 2000 written by William Lobdell entitled “Holy Matrimony:In Era of Divorce, Mormon Temple Weddings Are Built to Last”. It talks about how divorce rates seem to be about the same among the various religions and groups except for one: Mormons who are married (sealed) in a Mormon Temple. The divorce rate for that group is stated as being about 6%.

I emailed the BYU professor quoted in the article, Daniel K. Judd, and asked him about the origin of the 6% statistic to which he replied: “The six percent I quoted was a combined statistic for LDS men and women, once sealed in the temple who had ever had a civil divorce.”

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