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A phenomenological exploration of how one partner's religious change impacts their couple relationship

by Zaloudek, Julie A.

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This investigation is a qualitative, phenomenological inquiry into the experiences of four couples where one partner underwent a religious or spiritual change afier their marriage. Data analysis explored themes among the individuals, couples, and group of couples. The experiences of these couples, though unique, had some common elements. These included the idea that the religious or spiritual change was a positive thing for the changed individual, that things got worse in the marriage relationship afier the change before they got better, that the change impacted the couple relationship in both positive and negative ways, and that none of the individuals wished that the changed persons had not made the religious/spiritual change. Issues of conflict, isolation, acceptance, and accommodation were explored. Ideas for further research and for application are discussed. Religious Change in Marriage The Graduate School University of Wisconsin Stout Menomonie, WI
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School:University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

School Location:USA - Wisconsin

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:marriage

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