Saturday, January 5, 2008

Staying Sane

According to a recent study, women who practice their religion have fewer anxiety disorders. Is that ever true. If I did not go to church, I would be a lot crazier. Share

10 comments:

Terry Nelson said...

That is funny - my sister once said to me - "If religion is so great, why aren't you better?" and I answered - "If I didn't go to church, I would be so much worse!"

elena maria vidal said...

Haha, I think that there are a lot of us who could say that!!

julygirl said...

We all know that Karl Marx said it is the placebo of the masses, but I would rather take a placebo than hard drugs, alcohol, and whatever other addictions people have nowadays.

Veritas said...

There is great truth in those words. My mother has had very much to contend with during the course of her 86 years and I know as she does that her faith in the good Lord has brought her through many a family crisis and out the other end of it!
Praise the Lord!

Lisa said...

My personal opinion based on observation of family members, society in general and of myself, is that without a religious belief and practice....we cannot enjoy mental health.

In fact, being immersed in actively sinful behaviors seems to guarantee dis-ease...mental and often physical.

Anonymous said...

Elena, my dear friend, so true! I converted to the Faith while having an anxiety disorder!

Now the disorder is over but I would have never recovered without faith.

The disorder made me really think about my life, actually.

Dymphna said...

Amen to that! I can imagine what I'd be like without my Faith and it aint pretty.

Benedicamus said...

I think of myself as a rough stone, with all kinds of bumpy edges. Religion helps me to be, well, more "well-rounded." It sands away these edges. I think I would be somewhat crackers if I didn't have my faith.

elena maria vidal said...

I think that even on a purely natural level, the routine of going to Mass every Sunday (and during the week if possible) is a steadying thing, as well as having a parish family.

SuzanneG said...

LOL! No kidding! I love that you say craziER!

Yep....."If I didn't go to church, I would be so much worse!"

What's true is true!