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By On August 16th, 2013

Faith is Beneficial to Your Health

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal entitled, “Does Faith Make You Healthier,” explores possible meanings behind multiple findings by social scientists that people who hold religious beliefs reap many health benefits.  The article points out that the social scientists who study this topic are measuring the results of religious beliefs in non-religious terms. …

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By On April 30th, 2013

Faith Provides Better Outcome in Mental Health Treatment

While many Christian counselors caution against pushing religion too strongly during struggles with mental health problems, it appears belief in God provides more favorable outcomes for psychiatric patients. The researchers didn’t focus on a specific religion, but the recent study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders shows that patients with mental illness and a belief in…

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By On April 5th, 2013

Understanding Depression Within The Context of Faith

Many would argue that religious institutes do not have the best track record when it comes to understanding or even respecting the lives of individuals dealing with mental issues, especially when those issues are less visible than severe mental handicaps. While not as easy to reconcile, it is at least fairly possible to comprehend that…

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By On October 10th, 2012

Neurosurgeon Sees “Heavenly” Realm During Coma

One outspoken scientist and skeptic has spent his life studying the mechanics of the brain and ignoring patient stories about having heavenly visions or experiences, but has changed his tune after his own encounter with a seemingly divine experience during a near-death event. That scientist is Dr. Eben Alexander, and he has been an academic…

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By On October 5th, 2012

How the Religiosity of Parents Affects Their Children

Some recent studies have found that parents who have strong religious affiliations, beliefs, or faith are more likely to demonstrate these beliefs and behaviors in front of their children than those with less devout religious beliefs. They have also found that this demonstration of religiousness can influence a child’s belief system and influence the way…

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By On April 17th, 2012

Christian Rehab: Fighting Addiction with Faith

Anyone who has been mired in addiction knows that sometimes turning your life around can seem impossible.  Addicts often live one day at a time, focusing on when and where they can get their next fix. As it turns out, that same “one-day-at-a-time” mentality is exactly the mindset needed to get sober. Addicts are often…

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By On March 13th, 2012

Break the Cycle of Bulimia with Faith

Eating disorders can take a heavy toll on your physical and mental health. But many Christians who have suffered with eating disorders like bulimia also feel a strain on their relationship with God. It’s natural for anyone afflicted with a disorder to ask “why me?” Questioning faith in troubled times is only natural. But make…

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