Event Title

Effects of prayer verses non-religious spiritual practices on marital satisfaction

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Scott Edwards, Ph.D.

Project Type

Research Proposal

Primary Department

Marriage and Family Therapy

Description

It is often said in religious circles, families which pray together stay together. Research demonstrates prayer for spousal well-being is positively correlated with higher marital satisfaction. But what about those who are not religious - is there a way non-religious couples can reap similar benefits? This study will examine practices of spousal prayer, spousal positive affirmations, meditation, and mindfulness toward spouse and their impacts on marital satisfaction. The sample will consist of 50 non-religious and 50 religious married couples. Data will be obtained using the Couples Satisfaction Index and the Spiritual Spouse Index, and examined using multiple regression analysis.

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Effects of prayer verses non-religious spiritual practices on marital satisfaction

It is often said in religious circles, families which pray together stay together. Research demonstrates prayer for spousal well-being is positively correlated with higher marital satisfaction. But what about those who are not religious - is there a way non-religious couples can reap similar benefits? This study will examine practices of spousal prayer, spousal positive affirmations, meditation, and mindfulness toward spouse and their impacts on marital satisfaction. The sample will consist of 50 non-religious and 50 religious married couples. Data will be obtained using the Couples Satisfaction Index and the Spiritual Spouse Index, and examined using multiple regression analysis.