One of the top Charisma News stories of 2014 features new information on the state of marriage in the local church. According to the report, It’s long been believed that half of America’s marriages end in divorce and the problem is just as bad in the Church as the rest of the country. But when Harvard-trained researcher Shaunti Feldhahn tried to find the actual research to prove those points, she couldn’t. That started her on an eight-year odyssey to find the actual facts. Feldhahn now estimates that the overall divorce rate for the country is around 31 percent. She adds that studies of people who regularly go to church all show the divorce rate for them is much lower.