Title

Prayer in Couple and Family Therapy

Keywords

Family Therapy, Religious Coping, Coping Resource, Potential Therapeutic Tool, Attend Worship Service

Abstract

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%).

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2016-12-17

Publisher

Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Adjunct Faculty

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