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The Pat Flynn Show

Jun 10, 2018

Father Steve Grunow, CEO of Word on Fire joins Pat to discuss research around the physical and mental health benefits of being religious/spiritual.

"Religious/spiritual beliefs and practices are commonly used by both medical and psychiatric patients to cope with illness and other stressful life changes. A large volume of research shows that people who are more R/S have better mental health and adapt more quickly to health problems compared to those who are less R/S...

"In this paper I have reviewed and summarized hundreds of quantitative original data-based research reports examining relationships between religious/spirituality and health. These reports have been published in peer-reviewed journals in medicine, nursing, social work, rehabilitation, social sciences, counseling, psychology, psychiatry, public health, demography, economics, and religion. The majority of studies report significant relationships between R/S and better health."