ERIC Number: EJ921438
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
Religious and Spiritual Values and Moral Commitment in Marriage: Untapped Resources in Couples Counseling?
Nelson, Judith A.; Kirk, Amy Manning; Ane, Pedra; Serres, Sheryl A.
Counseling and Values, v55 n2 p228-246 Apr 2011
The authors investigated the relationship between religious and spiritual values and moral commitment in marriage to further inform marriage and family counselors about the nature of committed relationships. Using a qualitative research design, they examined individuals' perceptions of moral commitment in their marriage and how their religious and spiritual values influence those perceptions. Narrative text was analyzed through an iterative process, involving constant comparison of emerging themes, and 6 categories materialized. Findings build on existing knowledge regarding the importance of moral commitment to marital health specifically as it relates to the counseling profession. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Research Design, Qualitative Research, Marriage, Moral Values, Marriage Counseling, Counselors, Religion, Spiritual Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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