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Using Spirituality and Faith to Help With Anxiety

Using Spirituality and Faith to Help With Anxiety

Much of the contemporary treatment for anxiety involves Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), medication, or both. While this approach may be beneficial for some, others feel as though there is something lacking. Spirituality may just be that missing puzzle piece. Barbara Markway Ph.D. addresses the spiritual component in an article titled “4 Powerful Ways Spirituality Can Ease Anxiety and Depression,” in Psychology Today. She outlines a few ways it can assuage anxiety. 

How to Get More Involved With Your Church

How to Get More Involved With Your Church

The idea of a church is to help people feel a sense of community while following a similar life view. Contrary to popular belief, however, it is possible to be an active member of a church and still feel like an outsider. Getting more involved with your church is a great way to help remedy this. One suggestion is to identify the needs in your church and then look for opportunities. This should be balanced with what you enjoy doing at a personal level, as well as finding a good match for your natural talents. Once you’ve decided, you should talk to your church officials about ways you’d like to help. 

Tips for Introducing Faith and Spirituality to Your Children

Tips for Introducing Faith and Spirituality to Your Children

Parents often panic when their children start to ask questions about spiritual topics. As parents, we’re often caught off-guard and left feeling guilty that we didn’t initiate the conversation sooner. However, there are a few tips that can make discussing spirituality and faith with young children a bit easier, even for parents who consider themselves religion-free.

Volunteer Opportunities for Your Church

Volunteer Opportunities for Your Church

Taking the time to help out at church can be a great way to engage a community. In addition to truly improving the lives of others, engaging in charity can also provide a person with fulfillment and spiritual enrichment. Here are some great volunteer opportunities for any church members to participate in.

Great Movies About Faith and Spirituality

Great Movies About Faith and Spirituality

Movies about faith and spirituality have long been associated with feel-good after school specials and Hallmark movies. There are, however, also major Hollywood blockbusters that tackle that same subject. Many are available for streaming in the comfort of your own home. 

How Faith and Worship Can Lead Us Through Uncertain Times

How Faith and Worship Can Lead Us Through Uncertain Times

During times of uncertainty, it is completely normal for humans to seek comfort because they are more inclined to feel lost and alone. Reassurance can be found in any number of ways. Some people turn towards religion because they have sought comfort there in the past.

5 Ted Talks Religious-Minded Humanitarians Will Love

5 Ted Talks Religious-Minded Humanitarians Will Love

Ted Talks do not have to be limited to what many believe to be solely “intellectual topics”. Talks on String Theory, human evolution, and activism may be what the more popular talks on the platform have been about but that does not mean that other areas of human life...

Great Books About Faith

Great Books About Faith

Faith is different to each and every person. Sure, you can find an exact definition in a dictionary, but faith is a personal experience that everyone will perceive in different manners. A great way to learn more about faith and the way people apply it to their lives...

Great Podcasts About Faith & Spirituality

Great Podcasts About Faith & Spirituality

Of all the great ways to learn more about something in today's day and age, podcasts are one of the most popular. Like books, they allow listeners to dive into someone else’s head, tell fantastic stories, or even educate you on a topic. Unlike books, you can listen to...