Compassionate love as a mechanism linking sacred qualities of marriage to older couples' marital satisfaction.

  title={Compassionate love as a mechanism linking sacred qualities of marriage to older couples' marital satisfaction.},
  author={Allen K Sabey and Amy J. Rauer and Jakob F Jensen},
  journal={Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association},
  volume={28 5},
Previous work has underscored the robust links between sanctification of marriage and marital outcomes, and recent developments in the literature suggest that compassionate love, which is important for intimate relationships, may act as a mediator of that relationship. Accordingly, the current study used actor-partner interdependence models to examine the relationship between a spiritual cognition (i.e., perceived sacred qualities of marriage) and marital satisfaction, and to determine whether… CONTINUE READING
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