The Strengths and Challenges of Contemporary Marriages of Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
marriage, family life, religion
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.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Busby, Dean M. and Dollahite, David C., "The Strengths and Challenges of Contemporary Marriages of Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" (2020). Faculty Publications. 4642.
BYU Studies Quarterly
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