Praying Couples and Marriage Satisfaction With an Overview of Integrating Adlerian Theory

Religious faith and practices have played in integral part in the lives of many individuals. Since prayer has been viewed as valuable in many religions and is worthy of empirical investigation, (Finch, Lambert, & Beach, 2010, p.650) this study examines the influence of religious activity such as prayer on marital satisfaction. This qualitative research has drawn from the phenomenological methodology for analysis (Adler Graduate School Workbook, 2012). It was found through this study that marital satisfaction is determined by a myriad of factors and varies among couples and affiliation. Integration of Adlerian concepts regarding social interest, spirituality, and forgiveness will be addressed. Consideration to incorporate prayer into the therapeutic process will be discussed.

Justine A. Miller
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