BiographyI started my career as a funeral director and embalmer. I then started teaching at East Mississippi Community College in the Funeral Service Technology program. I became an administrator at the university and eventually executive vice president before returning to the classroom. Since 2008, I have taught for the University of Saint Francis and for Purdue Global University (formerly Kaplan University) while conducting research.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
My areas of interest are marriage and family, gender, and religion.
I like spending time with my family and am an avid honey bee keeper.
Published: Jul 10, 2018 by Social Sciences
Authors: David F. Mullins
Subjects: Family Studies, Gender & Intersectionality Studies
Social contexts magnify sacred meanings within religious cultural repertoires by enhancing perceptions of marriages as sacred through formal and public recognition of marriage longevity, lauding marriage longevity as a blessing from God, promoting religious meanings of familism, and giving positive marriage outcomes sacred meanings. Negative effects of religion occurred when lived experiences of religion conflicted with cultural expectations for enduring marriages.