Strong Navajo Marriages
American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research
Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health
The purpose of this qualitative study, conducted in two Navajo Nation chapters, was to learn what makes Navajo marriages strong because no research has been done on this topic. Twenty-one Navajo couples (42 individuals) who felt they had strong marriages volunteered to participate in the study. Couples identifi ed the following marital strengths: (1) maintain communication, (2) nurture your relationship, (3) learn about marriage, (4) be prepared for marriage, and (5) have a strong foundation.
Skogrand, L., Mueller, L., Arrington, R., LeBlanc, H., Spotted Elk, D., Dayzie, I., & Roseband, R. (2008). Strong navajo marriages. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 15(2), 1-17. doi: 10.5820/aian.1502.2008.25