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Mormon Stories Archive Back on Line
African Mission Churches Are Reaching Into America
These Researchers Have a Good Grasp of the Obvious
Times & Seasons Divorce: Don’t Cry for Me, Adam Greenwood
I’m very glad to see Mormon Stories brought out of retirement! I guess it is still semi-retired, but the information there is WONDERFUL!
As for the link above, “These Researchers Have a Good Grasp of the Obvious “, perhaps this explains why Utah has a high depression rate, and I don’t think anybody has brought this up before.
An eight-year study of 218 couples found 90 percent experienced a decrease in marital satisfaction once the first child was born.
“Couples who do not have children also show diminished marital quality over time,” says Scott Stanley, research professor of psychology at University of Denver. “However, having a baby accelerates the deterioration, especially seen during periods of adjustment right after the birth of a child.”
An unrelated study in 2006 of 13,000 people found parents are more depressed than non-parents. Scientists speculate that the problem is partly a modern one, because parents don’t get as much help at home as they did in previous generations.
With Utah’s much higher birth rate, this could definitely help explain why Utah has more anti-depressant prescriptions–blame it on the babies!!!