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Side note: There is a lot of research showing that religion is good at helping people commit more strongly to things than they would otherwise.
Mike is web software developer by day, and is in school to become a psychologist.
Johnson graduated from Brigham Young in May and married her fiancé directly after. The Mormon religion, Johnson says, is such a "culture of living" that intermarriage becomes essential."I feel like they probably do feel like they're left behind," Johnson says of her unmarried peers.
"People feel like if they don't meet [their fiancés] at BYU where there are so many Mormons … I used to be in groups with boys, and they'd talk about their [future] kids."Religion is not the only factor for the likelihood of collegiate marriage.
Naturally, religious people seem more likely to wait until marriage to have sex.
In a study of 9 Southern Babtist churches in Texas (it doesn’t get much more conservative than that), 20% of the church members aged 25 or younger were married without ever having premarital sex.
Popular belief holds that everybody waited until marriage in the past, then the 1960s came along and dethroned us waiters-till-marriage from the mainstream, relegating us to a fringe minority.