Religion Not Top Priority for Marriage
November 11, 2016
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Eight in ten adults in America were raised in a household that observed a single religion. While 44% of adults listed religion as very important for them, only 27% found that religion was a very important factor in choosing a spouse. However, adults surveyed on what they looked for in a successful marriage listed common interests, a satisfying sexual relationship (63%), and sharing household chores (61%) as their top priorities.
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Why this story matters for church leaders:
While many are marrying based on compatibility regardless of religion, there are other compelling trends regarding the impact of parents on the faith of their children.
- Faith or Non-Faith Matters:Children raised by Catholic or unaffiliated parents imitated the faith of their parents by roughly 60%.
- Single Religion Is the Norm:Regardless of what people report about priorities in marriage, nearly 80% of American households are a single religion.
- Speaking to Needs: Equality and sexual compatibility are priorities in marriage. How can your church help couples discuss marriage.
How are these trends playing out in your congregation?
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