Additional Information Abstract This study focuses on the factors underlying differences in relationship quality between interethnic and same-ethnic couples. Using the National Survey of Families and Households and the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, we examine relationship satisfaction, interpartner conflict and subjective assessments of relationship instability in married and cohabiting couples.
The focus of this bibliography is literature from to the present; significant earlier works are included. American Catholic Parishes in Profile. States that Catholics are far more likely to live within mixed marriages than are Protestants.
Suggests that the post-Vatican in appreciation for other Christian bodies and American cultural values contribute to the greater incidence of mixed marriages.
Whom God Hath Joined. Findings of a survey conducted among members of the Association of Interchurch Families in England, Scotland, and Wales. Examines the extent to which interchurch couples feel they belong in two churches.
Finds that interchurch couples are deeply committed to their own as well as to their partner's church, often taking as full a role A study of heterogamus marriages worship and social activities as the particular church will allow.
States that the major area of difficulty for interchurch couples is the sharing of communion, the spiritual need to take communion as a family. Reports that most Roman Catholics feel at home in the church of their partner, and that other Christian churches tend to be more open and welcoming than Roman Catholic churches.
Finds that interchurch couples appreciate church social activities and clergy who exhibit a hospitable personality. Suggests that the high commitment of interchurch couples is a pastoral opportunity rather than a pastoral problem. Concludes that interchurch couples are pioneers, out in front where their churches are beginning to follow, and that they are united where it matters, in Christ.
How to Help Them Succeed". Anthony Messenger Press, Suggests that interchurch couples can play a vital role in working toward full unity of those whose common bond is Jesus Christ. Offers pointers for success to those involved in interchurch marriages. Concludes that interchurch couples model the Church of tomorrow and lay the foundation for the reconciliation of Churches.
The Index of Leading Sp;iritual Indicators. Provides an overview of the trends of spirituality in the United States based upon data taken from several nationwide surveys. Does not discuss interchurch marriage, but presents an interpretation of the religious landscape in which such marriages currently exist.
Finds fundamental changes of seismic proportions in traditional practices and applied theology, and suggests that these changes are brought about by the current societal emphasis on tolerance, individual autonomy, and a growing non-Christian population.
States that Americans are questioning everything about religion and faith, and that long-term taboos have been discarded in favor of wholesale re-evaluation; that America is transitioning from a Christian nation to a syncretistic, spiritually diverse society; and that past defenses against ecumenism are giving way to cooperation, understanding, and consensus.
Concludes that traditional measures of religious activity and belief are declining and no longer relevant in light of the fact that the new perception of religion is a personalized, customized form of faith which meets personal needs, minimizes rules and absolutes, and thirsts for experience rather than knowledge.
Describes double belonging as a minor anomaly that arises on account of a prior and greater anomaly, that of ecclesiastical disunity.
Concludes that the life of the churches is an unfolding, a movement, a development, and that koinonia does not rest upon doctrinal agreements but on a common participation in the life of Jesus Christ Bernard, Jessie.
A response to several religious traditions' understanding of marriage. Suggests that the most relevant contemporary issues concerning marriage involve the role of women.
Booth, Alan, David R. Johnson, Ann Branaman, and Alan Sica.For a final example, a study focused on the marriages of fundamentalist Christians might find that in these marriages, marital commitment is phrased as a religious sacrament.
I study close relationships of all kinds regardless of race. I have noticed something troubling about books such as yours. I have noticed many texts are off base or one sided when discussing heterogamous or "interracial" relationships involving black men.
Given the rise in divorce rates during the study period, our focus on first marriages is likely to exert an upward bias on trends in age homogamy, especially for more recent periods. Same-sex couples that live together report worse health than people of the same socioeconomic status who are in heterosexual marriages, according to a national study that could have implications.
This study examines whether the increase of geographical heterogamy in the nineteenth and early twentieth century is related to modernization.
Specifically, we test whether mass communication and mass transport enhanced the likelihood of a geographically heterogamous marriage as well . Singlehood & Marriage - Chapter Summary. This chapter addresses topics ranging from single life and cohabitation to marriage issues and stages.
You can study such topics as mate choice, marriage.