religion, Catholic, prayer, faith, forgiveness, family
This study examines meanings and processes associated with religious practices of prayer, building faith, and forgiving through in-depth, qualitative interviews with six highly religious Roman Catholic families with children. Families were interviewed using a narrative approach that asked participants to share experiences and challenges related to faith and family life. Three primary themes in the interviews included: (a) prayer helps piece the puzzle together, (b) faith builds a foundation, and (c) forgiveness allows unity to flourish.
Original Publication Citation
*Batson, M., & Marks, L. D. (2008). Making the connection between prayer, faith, and forgiveness in Roman Catholic families. The Qualitative Report, 13, 394-415.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Batson, Mindi and Marks, Loren, "Making the Connection between Prayer, Faith, and Forgiveness in Roman Catholic Families" (2008). Faculty Publications. 4901.
The Qualitative Report
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
Copyright 2008: Mindi Batson, Loren Marks, and Nova Southeastern University
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