Interchurch couples

The issue of acceptance

Lee M. Williams, Michael G. Lawler

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Abstract

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
Pages (from-to)33-47
Number of pages15
JournalPastoral Psychology
Volume47
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1998

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

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Williams, L. M., & Lawler, M. G. (1998). Interchurch couples: The issue of acceptance. Pastoral Psychology, 47(1), 33-47.

Interchurch couples : The issue of acceptance. / Williams, Lee M.; Lawler, Michael G.

In: Pastoral Psychology, Vol. 47, No. 1, 1998, p. 33-47.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Williams, LM & Lawler, MG 1998, 'Interchurch couples: The issue of acceptance', Pastoral Psychology, vol. 47, no. 1, pp. 33-47.
Williams LM, Lawler MG. Interchurch couples: The issue of acceptance. Pastoral Psychology. 1998;47(1):33-47.
Williams, Lee M. ; Lawler, Michael G. / Interchurch couples : The issue of acceptance. In: Pastoral Psychology. 1998 ; Vol. 47, No. 1. pp. 33-47.
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