Prayer in Couple and Family Therapy
Family Therapy, Religious Coping, Coping Resource, Potential Therapeutic Tool, Attend Worship Service
Prayer, or the human effort to communicate with God, is likely the most pervasive religious/spiritual practice. Surveys and empirical research from the past two decades consistently indicate that although most Americans do not attend worship services weekly, approximately 90 % of Americans report praying at least some of the time and a significant minority pray several times a day. Consequently, prayer has drawn the attention of some clinicians and researchers as a potential therapeutic tool.
Original Publication Citation
Marks, L. D., Hatch, T. G., Dollahite, D. C., & Rose, A. (2017). Prayer in couple and family therapy. In J. Lebow, A. Chambers, & D. Breunlin (Eds.), Encyclopedia of couple and family therapy. New York: Springer. (3,000 words; my contribution was about 30%).
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Marks, Loren Dean; Hatch, Trevan; Dollahite, David C.; and Rose, Andrew, "Prayer in Couple and Family Therapy" (2016). All Faculty Publications. 3017.
Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy
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