[The above is substantially the text of the program released for broadcast the weekend of August 24–26 in the radio series, "The Bible Speaks to You," heard internationally over more than 800 stations. This is one of the weekly programs produced by the Christian Science Committee on Publication, 107 Falmouth Falmouth Street, Boston, 15, Massachusetts.]

RADIO PROGRAM No. 21 - Maintaining a Happy Marriage

HOST: What can be done to meet the problem of unhappy homes and divorce? Not long ago McCall's magazine said: "The ratio of divorces to marriages registered in a given year in the United States is about one to four. This means that if the rate continues indefinitely, one current marriage in four will fail. In some cities, the rate is as high as one divorce for every two new marriages." Other observers say the long-term trend is toward a higher percentage of divorces, both in the United States and abroad.

But how can we get at the source of these troubles?

SPEAKER: There are many angles to it—more than we could hope to cover in a few minutes. But isn't domestic discord largely a matter of selfishness in various forms?

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