The Real Book of Mormon Musical: Latter-day Saint Family Home Evening as a Weekly Ritual
Latter-day Saint, marriage, Mormon, qualitative research, religion, religiosity, ritual
Scholars of religious ritual have noted that inadequate attention has been paid to religious ritual in the social sciences. Based on what has been done, it is apparent that sacred family rituals (when done well and with relational sensitivity) can enhance structure, meaning, and family unity. The present study examines the family-level ritual practice of weekly Family Home Evening among members of 26 Latter-day Saint (LDS) families (N = 58 individuals). Qualitative analyses found the following three themes: (a) Family Home Evening as a Conversation; (b) Challenges of Family Home Evening; and (c) The Value of Family Home Evening. Primary data that support and illustrate the three themes are presented, along with implications and applications.
Original Publication Citation
Loren D. Marks, David C. Dollahite, Trevan G. Hatch, Michael A. Goodman, Tommy M. Phillips & Heather H. Kelley (2020) The Real Book of Mormon Musical: Latter-day Saint Family Home Evening as a Weekly Ritual, Marriage & Family Review, 56:5, 425-448, DOI: 10.1080/01494929.2020.1726852
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Marks, Loren D.; Dollahite, David C.; Hatch, Trevan G.; Goodman, Michael A.; Phillips, Tommy M.; and Kelley, Heather H., "The Real Book of Mormon Musical: Latter-day Saint Family Home Evening as a Weekly Ritual" (2020). Faculty Publications. 3962.
Marriage & Family Review
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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