Research has identified the beneficial nature of spirituality/religiosity towards people’s general, psychological, and relational well-being despite a decline in religiosity among Americans, particularly among the younger generations. Research also suggests religiosity influences important relational factors, such as entering cohabiting relationships, but that these relational factors may also influence participants’ level of religiosity in a reciprocal effect. Therefore, the purpose of the current study was to explore how demographic, relational, and financial factors influence young adults’ level of religiosity within the context of a romantic relationship and the couples’ finances. Results from the current study suggest the length of the relationship and favorability towards cohabitation were related negatively to participants’ religiosity while waiting longer to initiate sexual intercourse, greater trust and commitment, greater financial well-being, and greater financial anxiety were related positively to participants’ religiosity. Implications are discussed.



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