Focal Point: Divided We Fall
From the altar to the front lines, there's been an alarming spike in the military divorce rate. WRAL examines the struggle of married life in the U.S. Army and the effort to help couples overcome challenges.Posted — Updated
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.
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Focal Point Extra
- 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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