Posted by: Frank Walker LMFT | January 29, 2016

Psychology and Religion.

psychology and religion


Psychology Affirms Religious Benefits

William Morrow, Special to, August 16, 2014


But generally, there are healthy benefits of religious participation, well researched. I will list a few that could be expanded on in future columns:

  • Religion offers a positive view of the world as a mostly safe place because God is viewed as being in charge.

  • Participation in religious ceremony helps us deal with the stresses of inevitable events in the adult life-cycle: birth, marriage, vocation, illness.

  • Religion has a framework to help us make sense of life’s great mysteries, including mortality and death itself.

  • Concepts of serenity, hope and morality are central elements of religion.

  • Religion promotes a world view where unconditional love makes sense.

  • Most religious participation provides a supportive sense of community.


William Morrow is a Florida licensed marriage and family therapist. He has spent the past two weeks at the Chautauqua Institute in western New York, where he was absorbing music, American history, and religion topics. Learn more at

Frank J Walker LMFT

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