A topic often under discussion in the bloggernacle is how to navigate marriages when one spouse has a change in belief.  If this describes your marriage, please follow the link to participate.  Eligibility requirements are below.


Adam Fisher is a psychology intern at Counseling & Psychological Services at Brigham Young University and will soon be graduating with a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Indiana University.  Following graduation he will be a postdoctoral clinical fellow at The Family Institute at Northwestern University.  His research investigates issues around relationships, religion, and sexuality, specifically around how couples adapt to significant post-nuptial changes in one or both partners.  One focus of this research is on marital quality among religious couples after one or both partners experience a religious change.

For this study, Adam is investigating marital quality among current and former Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Seventh-day Adventists. Ultimately, he hopes to better understand what makes marriages work (and not work) in these situations.

Eligibility for this study includes:

  • 18 or older
  • Married (or separated, but not divorced) to one spouse
  • Both partners were LDS, Jehovah’s Witness, or Seventh-day Adventist at the time they got married, and subsequently one or both partners has experienced a religious change.  This might include having significant doubts, no longer believing in central doctrines of the church, or leaving the church.

The survey takes about 30 minutes to complete.