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Families in Various Faith Communities

African-American Christian

Chaney, C., Marks, L. D., Sasser, D. D., & Hopkins, K. (2008). “Train up a child in the way…”: A qualitative study of how the Black church influences parents. International Journal of Religion and Society, 1, (2-3). [Published simultaneously In J. K. Quinn & I. G. Zambini (Eds.), Family Relations: 21st century issues and challenges (pp. 151-167). Hauppage, NY: Nova Science.] PDF

Marks, L. D., & Chaney, C. (2006). Faith communities and African American families: A qualitative look at why the black church matters. In S. D. Ambrose (Ed.), Religion and psychology: New research (pp. 277-294). New York: Nova Science.

Marks, L. D., Hopkins, K., Chaney, C., Nesteruk, O., & Sasser, D. (2010). “My kids and wife have been my life”: Married African American fathers staying the course. In R. Coles & C. Green (Eds.), The myth of the missing black father (pp. 19-46). New York: Columbia University. PDF

Marks, L. D., Hopkins, K., Chaney, C., Nesteruk, O., Monroe, P., & Sasser, D. (2008). “Together, we are strong”: A qualitative study of happy, enduring African-American marriages. Family Relations, 57, 171-184. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-3729.2008.00492.x

Marks, L. D., Hopkins, K., Nesteruk, O., Chaney, C., & Baumgartner, J. (2012). A qualitative exploration of why faith matters in African-American marriages and families. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 43, 695-714. https://www.jstor.org/stable/23267841

Marks, L. D., Nesteruk, O., Swanson, M., Garrison, M. E. B., & Davis, T. (2005). Religion and health among African Americans: A qualitative examination. Research on Aging, 27, 447-474. https://doi.org/10.1177/0164027505276252

Marks, L. D., Swanson, M., Nesteruk, O., & Hopkins-Williams, K. (2006). Stressors in African American marriages and families: A qualitative study. Stress, Trauma, and Crisis: An International Journal, 9, 203-225. PDF

Millett, M. A., Cook, L. E., Skipper, A. D., Chaney, C. D., Marks, L. D., & Dollahite, D. C. (2018). Weathering the Storm: The Shelter of Faith for Black American Christian Families. Marriage and Family Review. https://doi.org/10.1080/01494929.2018.1469572

Asian Christian


Lu, Y., Marks, L. D., & Apavaloiae, L. (2012). Chinese immigrant families and Christian faith community: A qualitative study. Family and Consumer Science Research Journal, 41, 118-130. https://doi.org/10.1111/fcsr.12002

Lu, Y., Marks, L. D., & Baumgartner, J. (2011). “The compass of our life”: A qualitative study of marriage and faith among Chinese immigrants.Marriage & Family Review, 47, 125-148. https://doi.org/10.1080/01494929.2011.571633

Lu, Y., Marks, L. D., Nesteruk, O., Goodman, M., & Apavaloaie, L. (2013). Faith, conversion, and challenge: A qualitative study of Chinese immigrant Christian marriages. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 44, 227-247. PDF

Son, D., Egginton, B. R., Lu, Y., Ai, A. L., Marks, L. D., & Dollahite, D. C. (2018). New Christians in a new land: Faith journeys of Asian American immigrant families. Marriage and Family Review. https://doi.org/10.1080/01494929.2018.1469571

Catholic & Orthodox Christian


Batson, M., & Marks, L. D. (2008). Making the connection between prayer, faith, and forgiveness in Roman Catholic families. The Qualitative Report, 13, 394-415.

White, T., Chelladurai, J. M., Monroe, P. A., J. C., Dollahite, D. C., & Marks, L. D. (2018). Kept together by faith: Confession and forgiveness among American Catholic and Orthodox Christian families. Marriage and Family Review. https://doi.org/10.1080/01494929.2018.1469573

Evangelical Christian


Kroff, S. L., Cragun, K. L., Reyes, J. R., Wilmoth, J. D., Dollahite, D. C. & Marks, L. D. (2018). Relationship with God and the word: Faith among American Evangelical Christian families. Marriage and Family Review. https://doi.org/10.1080/01494929.2018.1469574

Jewish


Hatch, T., & Marks, L. (2014). Bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs. In L. Ganong, M. Coleman, J. G. Golson (Eds.), The social history of the American family (pp. 104-105). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. PDF

Hatch, T., & Marks, L. (2014). Judaism and Orthodox Judaism. In L. Ganong, M. Coleman, J. G. Golson (Eds.), The social history of the American family (pp. 781-784). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. PDF

Hatch, T., & Marks, L. (2014). Passover. In L. Ganong, M. Coleman, J. G. Golson (Eds.), The social history of the American family (pp. 1019-1021). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. PDF

Kelley, H. H., LeBaron, A. B., Sussman, L. J., Fagan, J., Dollahite, D. C., & Marks, L. D. (2018). Shalom bayit—peace of the home: Ritual and tradition in American Jewish families. Marriage and Family Review, 54, 706-718. https://doi.org/10.1080/01494929.2018.1478922

Marks, L. D., Hatch, T. G., & Dollahite, D. C. (2017). Sacred practices and family processes in a Jewish context: Shabbat as the weekly family ritual par excellence. Family Process. https://doi.org/10.1111/famp.12286

Latter-day Saint


Busby, D. M., & Dollahite, D. C. (2020). The strengths and challenges of contemporary marriages of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. BYU Studies Quarterly, 59, 129-156.

Dollahite, D. C., & Marks, L. D. (2012). Mormon American families. In R. Wright, C. H. Mindel, R. W. Habenstein, & T. Van Tran (Eds.) Ethnic families in America: Patterns and Variations, 5th Ed. (pp. 461-486). Upper Saddle Hall, NJ: Prentice Hall. PDF

Dollahite, D. C., Marks, L. D., & Kelley, H. H. (2017). Mormon scholars and Mormon families in family studies: A brief retrospective. Mormon Studies Review, 4, 16-40. https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.18809/msr.2017.0102

Dollahite, D.C., & Marks, L.D. (2006). Familiy and community nurturing spirituality in Latter-day Saint children and youth. In K. Yust, A. N. Johnson, S. E. Sasso, & E. C. Roehlkepartain (Eds.), Nurturing childhood and adolescent spirtuality: Perspectives from the world’s religious traditions (pp. 394-408). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. PDF

Goodman, M. A., Marks, L. D., & Dollahite, D. C. (2012). Transformational processes and meaning in Latter-day Saint marriage. Marriage and Family Review, 48: 555-582. https://doi.org/10.1080/01494929.2012.691081

Leonhardt, N. D., Kirchner, E. R., Phillips, T. M., Skipper, A. D., Dollahite, D. C., Marks, L. D. (2108). Together forever: Eternal perspective and sacred practices in American Latter-day Saint families.Marriage and Family Review. https://doi.org/10.1080/01494929.2018.1469575

Marks, L. D., & Beal, B. (2008). Preserving peculiarity as a people: Mormon distinctness in values and internal structure. In C. K. Jacobson, J. P. Hoffmann, and T. B. Heaton (Eds.),Revisiting “The Mormons”: Persistent themes and contemporary perspectives (pp. 258-285).Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah. PDF

Mainline Christian


Moore, TJ, Hill, M. S., King, P. E., Palkovitz, R., Dollahite, D. C., & Marks, L. D. (2018). Loving God, loving others: The sacred among American Mainline Protestant families. Marriage and Family Review. https://doi.org/10.1080/01494929.2018.1469576

Muslim


Alghafli, Z., Hatch, T. G., Rose, A. H., Abo-Zena, M. M., Marks, L. D., & Dollahite, D. C. (2019). A qualitative study of Ramadan: A month of fasting, family, and faith. Religions, 10(2), 123. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10020123

Alghafli, Z., Hatch, T., & Marks, L. (2014). Islam. In L. Ganong, M. Coleman, J. Golson (Eds.), The social history of the American family (pp. 769-772). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Alghafli, Z., Hatch, T., & Marks, L. (2014). Religion and Relationships in Muslim Families. A Qualitative Examination of Devout Married Muslim Couples. Religions, 5, 814-833.

Alghafli, Z., Hatch, T., & Marks, L. (2014). Sharia law. In L. Ganong, M. Coleman, J. G. Golson (Eds.), The social history of the American family (pp. 1175-1177). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. PDF

Alghafli, Z., Marks, L. D., Hatch, T. G., & Rose, A. H. (2017). Veiling in fear or in faith? Meanings of the Hijab to practicing Muslim wives and husbands in the USA. Marriage & Family Review, 53, 696-716. https://doi.org/10.1080/01494929.2017.1297757

Essig, L. W., Lott, M. L., Abo-Zena, M. M., Alghalfi, Z., Marks, L. D., & Dollahite, D. C. (2018). Answering to Allah: Relational unity among American Muslim families. Marriage and Family Review. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01494929.2018.1469577

Hatch, T. G., Alghafli, Z., Marks, L. D., Rose, A. H., Rose, J. R., & Lambert, N. M. (2017). Prayer in Muslim families: A qualitative exploration. Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work, 36, 73-95. https://doi.org/10.1080/15426432.2017.1300079

All faiths


Hatch, T. G., Marks, L. D., Bitah, E. A., Lawrence, M., Lambert, N. M., Dollahite, D. C., & Hardy, B. P. (2016). The power of prayer in transforming individuals and marital relationships: A qualitative examination of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim families. Review of Religious Research, 58, 27-46. https://rdcu.be/blmnH

Marks, L. D. (2004). Sacred practices in highly religious families: Christian, Jewish, Mormon, and Muslim perspectives. Family Process, 43, 217-231. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1545-5300.2004.04302007.x

Marks, L. D. (2005). How does religion influence marriage?: Christian, Jewish, Mormon, and Muslim perspectives. Marriage and Family Review, 38,85-111. https://doi.org/10.1300/J002v38n01_07