(Daily Signal) -- This Valentine’s Day, skip the chocolate and flowers. If you really want your spouse to be happy, the best thing for your relationship may be to celebrate Valentine’s Day by going to church and praying together.
A new study—released just in time for National Marriage Week and Valentine’s Day—suggests that attending church with your significant other is advantageous.
The Institute for Family Studies’ new research brief, “Better Together: Religious Attendance, Gender, and Relationship Quality,” examines the association between relationship quality and religious attendance among both married and unmarried couples.
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Using a national sample of about 1,600 adults ages 18-59 in romantic relationships, the researchers, Brad Wilcox of the University of Virginia and Nicholas H. Wolfinger of the University of Utah, found that shared religious attendance and a man’s religious attendance are associated with higher relationship quality.