Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Believing in God Proves Beneficial

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Small churches can be vibrant Christian communities

University of Toronto psychologists reported last year that "believing in God can help block anxiety and minimize stress," their research showcasing "distinct brain differences" between believers and nonbelievers.

A new study released Wednesday by Rush University Medical Center in Chicago took the idea a step further.

In patients diagnosed with clinical depression, "belief in a concerned God can improve response to medical treatment," said the new research, which has been published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology.

The operative term here is "caring," the researchers said. "The study found that those with strong beliefs in a personal and concerned God were more likely to experience an improvement."


1 Response to Believing in God Proves Beneficial

March 1, 2010 at 8:07 AM

I think that God answering our prayer may have something to do with this. We believe because we see Him working in our life!