For Marriage Leaders

These online sources include external links for your personal study.

The Kindness Challenge

About The Kindness Challenge In The Kindness Challenge, innovative researcher Shaunti Feldhahn reveals three simple steps proven to make any interaction better and any relationship thrive. Doing these simple acts for thirty days not only has the power to change the other person – it has the power to change you! In these pages, Shaunti introduces you to a host…read more →

Four things I would tell the woman who called me a “dumb broad”

Dear sister,   You say in your angry Amazon review of For Women Only and For Men Only, that a therapist recommended the books to help your failing marriage. Yet the For Women Only research has, in your view, made things worse by pointing out why your husband isn’t happy. (And presumably, why you aren’t, either.)  You called me a…read more →

New Research on Divorce Risks & Age of Marriage

Question: I saw that chances of divorce rise again for those married over age 32.  Is that true? New Research on Divorce Risks & Age of Marriage You may have seen the alarming articles, warning readers that now getting married at a later age will increase your chances of divorce. Yes, a new study did come out showing that delaying too…read more →

In marriage, realize the need to understand men’s deep vulnerability

A women’s ministry leader once told me, “With a woman, if something is unsettled in her marriage or dating relationship, it’s like nothing is right with the world until that is resolved.”   So true!  Whether it is a single woman who is wondering why her latest date won’t call her back or a woman married fifty years, we are relational…read more →

Online Resources for Your Own Research

A list of resources representing a good portion of the sources referenced and used for The Good News About Marriage book. Just remember that you will see a great many confusing and contradictory numbers as you go; which is why we felt it was necessary to write The Good News About Marriage to begin with.

If you want to contact Tally Whitehead, for your own research, feel free to do so via

Busting Cultural Myths About Marriage and Divorce

I know many of you work with marriages so I thought you might be interested in the article I wrote for AACC counselors about The Good News About Marriage findings (an adaptation of the piece I wrote for Catalyst). Busting Cultural Myths About Marriage and Divorce OK, raise your hand if you have ever quoted the facts about the 50%…read more →

A Big Day: Busting Discouraging Myths About Marriage — PLEASE HELP!

A BIG BIG BIG DAY! And a personal favor to ask you! Today is the culmination of eight years of intense effort, late nights, shocking discoveries, God-holding-my-feet-to-the-fire drive, and immense hope for change –and I am going to ask all of you, my friends, for your help. I have never asked this before, but please, everyone go buy a copy…read more →

Census Bureau: Marriage and Divorce

This link takes you to the general main page to look up several surveys done by the Census Bureau, including SIPP and ACS reports mentioned in the book.