Soul Mates: Religion, Sex, Love, and Marriage among African Americans and Latinos

January 29, 2016

Published by Oxford University Press, this book examines the positive influence of churches and faith communities on African American and Latino families. Drawing from broad national surveys and in-depth interviews, authors Brad Wilcox and Nicholas H. Wolfinger find that minority couples who attend church together are significantly more likely to enjoy healthy, stable relationships than black and Latino couples who do not regularly attend. They propose that churches serving these communities promote values such as hard work, temperance, and personal responsibility that strengthen black and Latino families.

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