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Relationships Couples with more religious activities are less likely to divorce, study says

Could this be a final confirmation that couples that pray together stay together forever?

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Couples that pray together stay together forever? play

Couples that pray together stay together forever?

(ICNA Relief Blog)

This study says if couples manage to go to church together regularly, not only will they remain married for long, their chance of living long gets increased, too.

The study was carried out by Harvard Professor, Tyler J. VanderWeele of the Harvard School of Public Health.

Titled 'Religion and Health: A Synthesis,’ the study also reaches the conclusion that couples who attend services together are less likely to be depressed.

play Couples' joint participation in religious activities is associated with greater marital stability (Urban Faith)


Married couples who attend religious services are 30 to 50% less likely to get divorced than those who don’t.

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There is also a 30% less likelihood of depression for couples who practice this and, over a 16-year follow-up period, are expected to have a significantly lower risk of dying.

Interestingly, the study is not just limited to a particular religion. Wording from the result says “religious service attendance is connected to better health outcomes, including longer life, lower incidence of depression, and less suicide."

play Participating in religious activities together will make couples stay together longer. (Pinterest)

So it does not matter which religion you and your partner belong to, the bottom line here is to be in it together because the practice is "associated with greater marital stability — or more specifically, with a lower likelihood of divorce."

So, when next you are about to drive off to Juma’at prayer on Fridays, or to mass on Sundays, be sure to go with your partner because, according to this study, your relationship/marriage will greatly benefit from it.

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