Couples that think alike stay together
Here is an article that appears harmless enough though in fact is pretty stupid. It says African American couples that pray together stay together. I would interpret this more broadly. Couples who think alike are more likely to stay together, for instance, couples that share a common faith are likely to stay together.
It is a curiosity to me that African Americans adopted the Christian faith so strongly after coming to America under brutal circumstances. Many African Americans had Muslim backgrounds or tribal spiritual backgrounds for which legacy and history was lost in Plantation slavery life.
I am not an expert in this subject at all, but it is interesting also because many Southern white churches housed the same bigotry as the white communities that continued to discriminate long after the Civil War and into current history.
If I were an African American, I might be thinking Kwanza or something. I am more like Seinfeld’s George Costanza and his family and am into Festivus, as in Festivus for the rest of us.
“Study: African American couples more likely to share core religious beliefs
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, August 11, 2010; 8:24 AM
African American couples are more likely than other groups to share core religious beliefs and pray together in the home -- factors that have been linked to greater happiness in marriages and relationships, according to a study released Tuesday.
In what was described as the first major look at relationship quality and religion across racial and ethnic lines, researchers reported a significant link overall between relationship satisfaction and religious factors for whites, Hispanics and African Americans. The study appears in the August issue of the Journal of Marriage and Family.
True to the old aphorism, couples that pray together stay together, said study co-author W. Bradford Wilcox, director of the National Marriage Project, based at University of Virginia, and "African American couples are more likely to have a shared spiritual identity as a couple."”