This led us to wonder if religion plays a different role for African American families than it does for Americans more generally. David Hernandez is just one of the many individuals whose stories inform Soul Mateswhich draws on both national surveys and in-depth interviews to paint a detailed portrait of the largely positive influence exercised by churches on relationships and marriage among African Americans and Latinos-and whites as well.
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This has never been easy, and in our age — in which relational commitments are increasingly attenuated, contingent, and impermanent; in which what the sociologist Daniel Bell called an ethic of self-expression and self-gratification now dominates — it might be harder than ever.
Publications Pages Publications Pages. University Press Scholarship Online. These triumphs are often facilitated by religious faith, which serves as an important source of personal, familial, and communal strength for many Latinos and, especially, many African Americans.
Nicholas H. To restore marriage in 21st-century America will require many things, including public policies that can help on the margins. But in Mexico City, the casualties were many times higher and the overall damage much worse. But religion is not a silver bullet when it comes to addressing the challenges facing African American and Latino families.
By Isaac Schorr. To enjoy the full complement of exceptional National Review magazine content, sign up for a subscription today. For Latinos, family life is comparatively strong in many respects.
Latinas are also less likely to have had an abortion than are their black or white peers. The data and findings the authors amass are impressive: Religious participation decreases infidelity and out-of-wedlock births and profoundly increases the likelihood that people will marry. Loving another person in his or her brokenness is a beautiful description of what it means to be committed to another person for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do them part.
The consequences have been especially grievous for black men, as evidenced by low employment and high rates of incarceration and infidelity.
Wilcox and Wolfinger find that both married and unmarried minority couples who attend church together are significantly more likely to enjoy happy relationships than black and Latino couples who do not regularly attend. Chapter 4 Wandering Toward the Altar.
Forgot password? Today 52 percent of African American children live with a single parent, compared to 27 percent of Latino children and 19 percent of white children. David Hernandez is just one of the many individuals whose stories inform Soul Mates , which draws on both national surveys and in-depth interviews to paint a detailed portrait of the largely positive influence exercised by churches on relationships and marriage among African Americans and Latinos-and whites as well.