Religious institutions also have a vital role to play in the renewal of marriage and family. According to a report by Communio, shockingly, 85 percent of all churches in the United States spend nothing annually on marriage and relationship ministry. This is a cyclical relationship, as “the collapse in marriage and the resulting decline in resident fatherhood may offer the best explanation for the decline in Christianity in the United States.”
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Are Family and Faith Staging a Comeback?

Despite troubling societal trends like a decline in marriage and a baby bust, proponents of family and faith find cause for optimism, citing evidence that their values contribute to well-being. Research suggests that religious involvement correlates with various positive outcomes, from lower mortality rates to greater happiness.

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