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Other influences that discourage divorce: 1. Pray together a lot 2. Read Bible, attend church, religious practices. 3. If attend church regularly, more satisfied with marriage. Most likely predictor of happiness in marriage. “Forsake not the assembly together.” 4. Also if go on regular religious retreats – more satisfied with marriage. 5. More satisfied if pray regularly together (satisfaction not as clearly related to separate prayer) “Where 2 or more are gathered in my name, there am I with them.” 6. Greeley also shows view of spouse is clearly related to view of God – warm worship of God related to warm relationship with spouse. Also related to sexual satisfaction. 7. Family rituals help families. Sept. 94 Focus on the Family magazine cites a forthcoming book by David Larson & Mary Ann Mayo that summarizes many of those influences of faith on marriage.
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Unformatted text preview: Tentatively titled Behind Closed Doors (not yet published) Also see handout “Guess What…God Knows Best” Evidence for: Abstinence before marriage Physical & emotional advantages of marriage Complete family is best for rearing kids Single parent because of death is better for kids than divorce (but don’t kill your spouse!) Sexuality I Cor. 6:18-20 Flee sexual immorality (not see how close you can get). Eph. 5:3 As a culture we are obsessed with sex. Sell products with it Many books on topic Many TV shows/movies emphasize History Actually Puritans had healthy view of sex. (if in marriage) Many blame Victorians for many taboos. Some truth here, but see “Those Sexy Victorians” – PT Eventually female sexual desire considered pathological, extremes of modesty (coving table legs!)...
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