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Annette Mahoney

Dr. Annette Mahoney, psychology, was an opening speaker at “Religious Practice and the Family: What the Research Says,” an Oct. 29 conference sponsored by the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.

The BGSU researcher says that couples who identify with a specific faith and regularly attend religious services tend to be more satisfied with their marriages. Couples often show more satisfaction in the marriage when they pray for each other, view their union as sacred and engage in spiritual activities that enhance communication.

“In particular, sensationalistic stories in the media about relatively rare instances of religious impulses fueling domestic violence or child physical abuse obscure clear evidence that greater religious involvement greatly lowers the risk of such behaviors,” adds Mahoney, co-director of BGSU’s Spirituality and Psychology Research Team (SPiRiT).


 
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November 2, 2009

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