Religiosity and Spirituality: Closeness in Relationships

Are you

What is your age in years

What is your race

In what country were you born?

In what country do you now reside?

How long have you resided in this country?

How long have you been in your current relationship (in months)?

Please respond to the following statements regarding your religious beliefs by indicating how much you agree or disagree.

I frequently read literature about my faith or church.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

When I have questions about religion, I rely heavily upon the Bible and spiritual leaders for answers.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

The purpose of prayer is to secure a happy and peaceful life.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

No religious system can offer a complete version of the truth.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

Before I accept a religious statement as true, I must personally judge whether it is valid.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

It is important to follow the leaders to whom God has entrusted the church.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

The cross is holy and should be respected for the power it holds.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

Looking back at my religious development, I would describe my acceptance of my faith as more sudden than gradual.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

The purpose of worship is to bring about a change in myself.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

The cross is just a symbol for Christianity, and has no real power in itself.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

The primary purpose of prayer is to gain relief and protection.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

A good way to relate to God is to do what God wants, so that God will help you in return.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

While the cross can be considered as a symbol, it must also be considered as holy for its meaning to be truly understood.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

My religious beliefs are what really lie behind my whole approach to life.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

In worship, my true aim is to communicate with God.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

Please respond to the following statements regarding your spiritual beliefs.

In terms of the questions I have about life, my spirituality answers
No questions Absolutely all my questions

When I am faced with an important decision, my spirituality
Plays absolutely no role Is always the overriding consideration

Spirituality is
The master motive of my life, directing every other aspect of my life Not part of my life

When I think of things that help me to grow and mature as a person, my spirituality
Has no effect on my personal growth Is absolutely the most important factor in my personal growth

My spiritual beliefs affect
Absolutely every aspect of my life No aspect of my life

The following statements concern how you feel in romantic relationships. Respond to each statement by indicating how much you agree or disagree with it.

I worry about being abandoned.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

I worry a lot about my relationships.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

Just when my partner starts to get close to me I find myself pulling away.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

I worry that romantic partners won’t care abut me as much as I care about them.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

I get uncomfortable when a romantic partner wants to be very close.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

I worry a fair amount about losing my partner.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

I often wish that my partner’s feelings for me were as strong as my feelings for him/her.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

I want to get close to my partner, but I keep pulling back.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

I worry about being alone.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

Sometimes I feel that I force my partners to show more feeling, more commitment.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

I find it difficult to allow myself to depend on romantic partners.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

I do not often worry about being abandoned.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

I prefer not to be too close to romantic partners.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

I find that my partner (s) don’t get as close as I would like.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

When I’m not involved in a relationship, I feel somewhat anxious and insecure.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

I feel comfortable depending on romantic partners.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

When romantic partners disapprove of me, I feel really bad about myself.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

I expect my love for my partner to last the rest of my life.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

I can’t imagine ending my relationship with my partner.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

I view my relationship with my partner as permanent.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

I would stay with my partner through the most difficult times.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

I am certain of my love for my partner.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

I am committed to maintaining my relationship with my partner.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

I could not let anything get in the way of my commitment to my partner.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

I have confidence in the stability of my relationship with my partner.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

I have a warm and comfortable relationship with my partner.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

I experience intimate communication with my partner.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

I have a relationship of mutual understanding with my partner.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

I receive considerable emotional support from my partner.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

I am able to count on my partner in times of need.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

I value my partner greatly in my life.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

I am willing to share myself and my possessions with my partner.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

I experience great happiness with my partner.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

I feel emotionally close to my partner.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

I give considerable emotional support to my partner.
Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

For this section, please rate your comfort level in sharing the following information with your partner.

Things you have done which you feel guilty about.
Very uncomfortable Very comfortable

Things you wouldn’t do in public.
Very uncomfortable Very comfortable

Your deepest feelings.
Very uncomfortable Very comfortable

What you like and dislike about yourself.
Very uncomfortable Very comfortable

Your worst fears.
Very uncomfortable Very comfortable

Things you have done which you are proud of.
Very uncomfortable Very comfortable