Reasons to Believe

TNRTB Classic: The Benefits of Religious Practices

On Monday, guest writer and Reasons to Believe adjunct scholar Katie Galloway shared research findings that suggest, in our pursuit of happiness, we gain better physical benefits from “striving toward meaning and a noble purpose beyond simple self-gratification.”1 Such results seem to support the Scripture’s prescriptions for wise living.

For further evidence of the benefits of a biblical lifestyle, check out these posts from guest writer and psychiatrist James Patterson.

Religion and Mental Health: Going to Church Is Good for You
Live Long and Prosper: Going to Church Increases Lifespan
God Makes You Glad: Positive Christian Attitude Linked to Happiness
Going to Church Helps You Stay Clean

Subjects: Christian Life

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1. Barbara L. Fredrickson et al., “A Functional Genomic Perspective on Human Well-Being,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 110 (August 13, 2013): 13684–89.