Having a Happier Marriage

Having a Happier Marriage

Improving Mood and Outlook

29.   Health Benefits of Prayer Source: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease - Numerous studies have found a strong connection between deeply held religious beliefs and less likelihood and incidence of depression. For example, a study of more than 600 middle-age and older adults, by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, examined how … Continue reading Improving Mood and Outlook

Reducing Stress in Fibromyalgia Patients

28.   Health Benefits of Prayer Source: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine - Fibromyalgia is a debilitating condition associated with stress and marked by pain in joints, muscles, and tendons, severe fatigue, and an inability to get a good night's rest. Malfunction of the fight-or-flight hormone cortisol, which enables us to deal with stress in … Continue reading Reducing Stress in Fibromyalgia Patients

Protecting Against Age-Related Mental Decline

26.   Health Benefits of Prayer   Source: The Journals of Gerontology Series - Researchers at Yale University School of Medicine studied more than 2,000 people over age 65 and found that those who attended religious services and/or fellowships were less likely  to lose their mental  faculties in the following few years. Religious people and/or spiritual … Continue reading Protecting Against Age-Related Mental Decline