Title

The Strengths and Challenges of Contemporary Marriages of Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Keywords

marriage, family life, religion

Abstract

Many people follow religious beliefs, principles, and practices because they believe these will lead to a higher quality of marriage and family life. It is clear from the extant research that belonging to and practicing a religion can lead to improved outcomes that benefit couples and families. A large body of social science research indicates that religion has salutary influence on a number of personal and relational outcomes, including greater physical and mental health, positive psychological outcomes in adolescence, better marital relationships and higher fidelity, transformation in marital relationships, reduced anxiety, marital stability, reduced domestic violence, greater father involvement, and many other positive outcomes.

Original Publication Citation

Busby, D. M., Dollahite, D. C. (2020). The strengths and challenges of contemporary marriages of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. BYU Studies, 59(1), 129-156.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2020

Publisher

BYU Studies Quarterly

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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