Focal Point: Divided We Fall
Posted December 13, 2006 7:00 p.m. EST
Updated July 29, 2012 1:38 p.m. EDT
Original Air Date: Dec. 13, 2006
Troop deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq led to a dramatic increase in divorce among Army couples from 2001 to 2004, including many stationed at Fort Bragg. WRAL's Focal Point documentary "Divided We Fall" examines the cause of divorce in the military and looks at how the high divorce rate has changed the way the Army deals with issues of marriage and family life.
Watch the Documentary
Focal Point Extra
The Covenant Love Family Church in Fayetteville produced a DVD called "Anchored in Hope" about the challenges faced by military families at wartime. In the DVD a group of military wives discusses those challenges and ways of coping with them. Watch an excerpt.
- U.S. Army Programs Combat Rising Divorce Rates
- National Health Marriage Resource Center
- Covenant Love Family Church (To purchase a copy of the DVD "Anchored in Hope.")
- Triangle Baptist Church, which offers a support group for military spouses in the Triangle.
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