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Copyright 2004 Lee Williams

Communication

Problem-Solving

Religious Differences

Meaning of Marriage

Spiritual Bond

Religious Affiliation

  Introduction
Discovery
Education
Application

Children

Acceptance

Religious Affiliation: To Change or Not to Change


At some point in their journey, most couples consider, even if only briefly, the possibility of one or both individuals changing religious affiliation. In fact, one recent study found that 43.8% of couples that were initially interchurch later became same-church through one or both partners changing religious affiliation. The focus of this unit, therefore, is to explore the issue of whether or not to change religious affiliation. The purpose of this unit is not to advocate for one position over the other, but to help individuals and couples explore this issue so that they can make an informed decision that best fits their needs.