Christians are happier in marriage and men are more satisfied, but Generation X is in trouble: study

Christians are happier with their marriages than non-Christians, men are more satisfied with their unions than women, and Gen X couples are in trouble, according to a recent Marriage Helper study conducted by Barna Group.

While Christians and men, in general, are shown to be reaping the most positive benefits of marriage, data from the study of 1,500 U.S. adults about marriage and divorce conducted from April 15 to May 10, show that Generation X, the cohort of individuals born between 1965 and 1980, appear to be suffering an alarming divorce trend.

“Our data on practicing Christians is encouraging, but when you connect that to the larger trends — Generation Xers are at the highest risk to repeat the ‘Gray Divorce’ cycle started by Baby Boomers — everyone needs to be on the alert. Gen Xers are less satisfied in their marriages, less likely to seek help, and ripe for divorce as their kids leave home and life patterns shift,” Kimberly Holmes, CEO of Marriage Helper, said in a statement to The Christian Post. “While men believe they’re very satisfied in their marriages, decades of research shows that men are actually resistant to admitting there is a problem.”

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Source: Christian Post