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Marriage Infographic

MORDIOGE SHACE A successful requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. Evangelical Christian married men have the lowest rates of reported deometic violence of any major religious or secular group in the United States. While nominal* conservative Protestant married men are most likely to commit acts of domestic violence. *nominal: those who profess Christlanity but do not practice it with such things as regularly reading the Bible, praying and attending church. Men who are regular churchgoers are more likely to spend time in youth-related activities such as coaching sports, hugging and praising their children, discipling them, playing with them and helping with homework, They also yell at their children less frequently than other fathers helping w/ homework sports & playing disciplining hugging & praising 35% less likely to divorce Couples who regularly attend church together report greater marital happiness, marital support, and romance in their were approx. 35% less likely to divorce. marriages, Couples who attend church happiness romance support ↑ 59% Couples who share the same faith are more likely to reunite if they separate than couples who do not share similar religious affiliation. Intermarriage across major faith Couples who live together before marriage are 59% more likely to divorce than those who do not. groups is also linked with greater marital instability. BENEFITS OF HEALTHY MARRIAGE for MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN Men Women children >> More likely to attend college >> Less likely to abuse drugs or alcohol >> Less likely to divorce >> Less likely to be a victim of physical or sexual abuse >> Less likely to become pregnant as a > Increase in the stability of employment. >> Less likely to commit violent crimes » Live longer >> Physically healthier >> Have a better relationship with their children >> Less likely to attempt or commit suicide teenager, or impregnante someone >> Less likely to be sexually active as >» Higher wages >> Wealthier >> More satisfying sexual relationship teenagers or to contract STDS » Emotionally healthier Compared to individuals who infrequently attend religious services, those who attend weekly are more likely to give to religious and non-religious charitable causes. Nearly 9 in 10 married adults report being in good or very good health, a greater share than non-married peers. Conservative Protestant men with children are consistently the most active and expressive fathers and the most emotionally engaged husbands. SOURCES · Evelyn L. Lehrer and Carmel U. Chiswick, "Religion as a Determinant e • Journal of Marriage and Family, Vol. 58, No. 3 (August 1996), pp. 628-640. • Nicolas H. Wilfinger and W. Bradford Wilcox, "Happily Ever After? Religion, Marital Status, Gender, and Relationship Quality in Urban Families," • Paul R. Amato, "Explaining the Intergenerational Transmission of Divorce,' Journal of Marriage and Family, Vol. 58, No. 3 • Saguaro Seminar Civic Engagement in America, "The Social Capital Benchmark Survey," 2006. * Wilcox and Nock, "What's Love Got to Do with It?" • "Why Marriage Matters", Second Edition: Twenty-Six Conclusions from the Social Sciences Marital Stability," Demography, Vol. 30, No. 3

Marriage Infographic

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