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By On April 2nd, 2016

Spiritual Road to Recovery

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplin for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital According to research by Project MATCH, a program of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism “spiritually focused addiction treatment programs have resulted in up to 10 percent greater abstinence rates than other forms of treatment.” Spirituality reflects a belief…

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By On March 17th, 2014

How Religion Helps Your Brain

While the response to mental illness from within the Christian community hasn’t always been the best, the Church often gets portrayed in an excessively bad light. There are many who will even try to tell you that organized religions like Christianity are outright bad for your mental health. They couldn’t be more wrong. It is…

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By On March 4th, 2013

Do Men and Women Sin Differently?

Statistics indicate that men and women do commit crime differently. More specifically, men are much more likely to commit crime or be incarcerated. This leads the writer for Mental Health Grace Alliance’s blog to ask, do men and women sin differently? They believe men and women do sin differently, but they also argue that the…

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By On November 1st, 2012

Does Spirituality Improve Your Health?

A recent study, published in  the Journal of Religion and Health suggests spirituality improves the health of most people, both already healthy and those dealing with conditions and illnesses. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Missouri, uses this new information to suggest healthcare providers could create treatments and rehabilitation programs that accomodate…

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By On November 1st, 2012

The Relationship Between Church and Mental Illness

Many religions have issues reconciling mental illness with the plan of a higher power. More than once, I’ve heard Christians say people with mental illness are actually suffering from a lack of faith, as if believing harder will somehow make them better. Why would anyone put blame onto people already struggling? Mark Stephenson, director of…

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By On October 26th, 2012

How Near-Death Experiences Affect The Living

After discussing Dr. Eben Alexander’s new book, Proof of Heaven, as well as critiques against it, there is one aspect of this type of story that often goes without being talked about. How do these near-death experiences affect the living. There are entire websites with credible information about near-death experiences, such as The Near Death…

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By On October 25th, 2012

Near-Death Experiences – Fact or Fiction?

Have you ever heard of a near-death experience (NDE) where a person saw hell? No? Me either. Colin Blakemore from the Canberra Times in Australia uses that exact question to attempt to destabilize the validity of Dr. Eben Alexander’s recent book, Proof of Heaven, which I wrote about recently. Nearly all NDEs describe seemingly spiritual…

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