Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia is alarmed by the high rate of divorce cases in Lusaka Province which have risen to 8, 500 in just nine months.
EFZ Executive Director Reverend Pukuta Mwanza says the figures reflect the instability in marriages today and the lack of family love and unity in modern day Zambia.
He says this scenario should not be taken lightly for the sake of the development of the children.
Reverend Mwanza says growing up in a broken home might distort a child’s character and behavior which might have serious implications on their future.
He says the issue should be addressed by looking at the major causes of the high rate of divorce cases in order to sustain upcoming marriages.
Reverend Mwanza adds that there is need to provide appropriate counseling to those with marital problems to save marriages.