Finding Well-Being –
A New Year’s Resolution
A OnePoll survey reported that the average adult in the United States wakes up grumpy 300 times per year. Psychoanalyst Erica Komisar thinks she know why: “One of the most important explanations–and perhaps the most neglected–is declining interest in religion.”
Indeed, a Harvard study of 5,000 children and teens reported that those who attended a religious service at least once per week scored higher on well-being measurements and had lower risks of mental illness. They also experienced a sense of mission, forgiveness, and lower probabilities of drug use and early sexual initiation.
Jesus said: “…I came that they might have life, and might have it abundantly” (John 10:10). Check it out!
Source: World Magazine, December 28, 2019 (Vol. 34, No. 24), p. 13.