The Effect of Christian Values on Marital Satisfaction – A Literature Review – John Bennett

Do Christian values have an impact on marital satisfaction? This review of literature finds that while there are benefits for Christian marriages in religious beliefs and practices, the homogamy of the religious beliefs and practices between husband and wife, and the extent to which the religious beliefs are internalised are more significant in reducing the risk of divorce than factors such as denomination, doctrine, or ‘style’ of religious practice. Despite anecdotal claims of a very low divorce rate for certain Christians (around 0.1%), no evidence is found to support such a claim, which is specifically refuted by some researchers.
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