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Religion Not Top Priority for Marriage

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.
Click here to get the full story. Want stories like this and more delivered to your inbox each week? Go here to order your next four issues for just $1! 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.
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