In a society that highlights freedom of religion as a hallmark value, interfaith marriage is bound to occur. Such unions are surprisingly common in the United States, although same-faith marriages continue to dominate. Still, statistics from the Pew Research Center suggest that nearly four of every ten Americans married since 2010 have spouses with different faiths. Despite the prominence of such couples, interfaith marriage remains shrouded in misconceptions. Below, we separate fact from fiction:
You make important decisions every day, but not all hold the same emotional weight. Personal decisions can be uniquely difficult to make; what if your emotions steer you the wrong way? No worries; the latest research offers valuable decision-making suggestions:
Are you an early bird or a night owl? Your chronotype (a classification based on when you feel most alert) could determine everything from your ideal career to your propensity for mental health disorders. It could also spell trouble for your relationship. Sleep disturbances cause stress, which is obviously not conducive to a healthy marriage.
A common-law marriage is one that involves two people living together as though married, holding themselves out as spouses, without participation in a formal wedding ceremony.
Under Minnesota law, a marriage that does not meet certain criteria can be annulled. An annulment is different from a divorce.