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
Divided We Fall

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.


Online Resources

Web links are provided for informational purposes only. Views and opinions expressed on the Web sites of these organizations do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of WRAL-TV and its parent company Capitol Broadcasting Co.

Copyright 2023 by Capitol Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.