Practicing Christians are extra happy in their marriages than non-practicing Christians or non-Christians, a brand new Marriage Helper study conducted by Barna Research Group discovered.
According to the examine, 59 p.c of married U.S. adults report being “very happy” in their marriage, with a further 22 p.c saying they’re “considerably happy” with their marriage.
Among practising Christians, 73 p.c say they’re very happy, and a further 20 p.c say they’re considerably happy in their marriages. The numbers drop considerably amongst non-practicing Christians and non-Christians, with 54 p.c of contributors in every class saying they’re very happy in their marriages. An extra 24 p.c of non-practicing Christians and 21 p.c of non-Christians mentioned they have been considerably happy.
When observing marital satisfaction by gender, Barna discovered that of all U.S. adults, males are extra happy in their marriages, with 65 p.c of males saying they’re very happy and 52 p.c of ladies saying they’re very happy.
Marital satisfaction ranges additionally assorted generationally, with members of Generation X (Ages 37-55) experiencing the bottom satisfaction charge, adopted by Boomers (Ages 56-74) after which Millennials (Ages 22-36).
According to the examine, whereas 65 p.c of Millennials and 61 p.c of Boomers mentioned they’re very happy in their marriages, simply 47 p.c of Gen Xers reported being happy.
Among Gen Xers, solely 17 p.c thought-about going to marital counseling in the final 12 months. Of all contributors feeling annoyed in their marriage, nevertheless, 50 p.c thought-about going to marital counseling.
“Our knowledge on practising Christians is encouraging, however whenever you join that to the bigger traits — Generation Xers are on the highest threat to repeat the ‘Gray Divorce’ cycle began by Baby Boomers — everybody must be on the alert. Gen Xers are much less happy in their marriages, much less prone to search assist, and ripe for divorce as their youngsters go away house and life patterns shift,” Kimberly Holmes, CEO of Marriage Helper, advised The Christian Post in a press release. “While males imagine they’re very happy in their marriages, many years of analysis reveals that males are literally proof against admitting there’s a drawback.”
The examine additionally discovered that amongst these surveyed, dad and mom with youngsters below the age of 18 and Black and Hispanic adults usually tend to contemplate looking for skilled assist.
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