Talk about marriage as a leap of faith.
A new look at women who describe themselves as conservative Christians suggests that their work choices make them vulnerable in this divorce-prone culture.
As a group, these women leave school, marry and have children at younger ages than other women. As a result, they are more likely to work less and to gravitate toward traditionally female jobs, both things that keep hourly earnings low.
Their decisions, an expression of the value they place on families, aren't necessarily a problem, said Jennifer Glass, a University of Iowa researcher who is analyzing the trends.