Interchurch couples: The issue of acceptance

Lee M. Williams, Michael G. Lawler

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Although the literature suggests that couples who belong to two different churches or denominations (interchurch marriages) may face lack of acceptance, there is practically no research on this issue. Based on a recent qualitative study, this article explores the ways in which interchurch couples struggle to gain acceptance. Also discussed are the attitudes or factors that relate to level of acceptance, as well as the strategies that interchurch couples utilize to deal with lack of acceptance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-47
Number of pages15
JournalPastoral Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Religious studies
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science


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