"Together, We Are Strong": A Qualitative Study of Happy, Enduring African American Marriages
African American, Black, marriage, religion
Thirty African American married couples (N = 60 individuals) were interviewed regarding the challenges and benefits of their happy, enduring marriages. Qualitative coding and analysis revealed 4 key themes: (1) Challenges in African American Marriages, (2) Overcoming External Challenges to Marriage, (3) Resolving Intramarital Conflict, and (4) Unity and the Importance of Being “Equally Yoked.” Supporting qualitative data are presented in connection with each theme. Implications for enduring marriages among African Americans specifically are discussed.
Original Publication Citation
Marks, L. D., *Hopkins, K., Chaney, C., *Nesteruk, O., Monroe, P., & Sasser, D. (2008). “Together, we are strong”: A qualitative study of happy, enduring African-American marriages. Family Relations, 57, 171-184.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Marks, Loren D.; Hopkins, Katrina; Chaney, Cassandra; Monroe, Pamela A.; Nesteruk, Olena; and Sasser, Diane D., ""Together, We Are Strong": A Qualitative Study of Happy, Enduring African American Marriages" (2008). Faculty Publications. 4903.
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
Copyright 2008 by the National Council on Family Relations.
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