torsdag 5 februari 2009

Klokord igen

Diverse intressanta uppgifter från BYU news:

Larson [BUY-professor] said he thinks the average marriage age for LDS is too young. [23 för män och 21,5 för kvinnor, till skillnad mot 28/27 bland non-LDS.]

There are preparations people can make which give them a smaller chance of divorce. People committed to a religious lifestyle who graduate college either before or during marriage, who have no children prior to marriage and who do not live together before marriage have about a 15 percent chance of divorce, Carroll said.

According to a study conducted by Bruce Chadwick, retired BYU professor of sociology, of 6,000 LDS members nationwide, those with a temple marriage have around a 15 to 20 percent chance of divorce, and those who marry in the temple and remain active have about a 5 to 10 percent chance of divorce.

One important experience to have before a marriage is to live outside of the home.

In the end every situation is different, Schleiffarth said. In general it's better to wait a little bit.

He said a big part of making a relationship work is having good communication skills and being able to express needs and wants.

Hawkins said those that actively postpone marriage are doing themselves a disservice. He said there are no studies showing cohabitation before marriage is healthy, but many studies have found cohabitation before marriage is detrimental. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the probability of marriage ending in divorce in the first five years is 20 percent, but with those who cohabited first, the number jumps up to a 49 percent chance.

No matter how old you are you have to work on your marriage or it will go sideways, Hagen said.

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