Friday, May 20, 2016

Faith and Emotional Health

Ten Ways Spirituality Promotes Emotional Health

I was asked to write an article about faith and emotional health. As a Christian, I naturally focused on Christian spirituality. As a psychologist, I examined recent publications describing emotional well-being. In this process, I came up with ten Christian principles and virtues linked to psychological well-being.

The complete article can be found in Vital Magazine online (Sutton, 2016).

In this post I will just list the ten items and refer you to the magazine article for the content.

1. Strengthen Faith 1 Corinthians 13

2. Nurture Hope 1 Corinthians 13

3. Embrace Love 1 Corinthians 13

4. Express gratitude Psalm 95:2

5. Practice Forgiveness Ephesians 4:32

6. Share Generously 2 Corinthians 9: 6-7

7. Connect with Friends and Family Genesis 2:18

8. Share your concerns Matthew 11: 28-30

9. Manage Anger Ephesians 4:26

10. Enjoy a Sabbath Rest Mark 2:27

A quote from the article:

"Emotional health goes hand in hand with spiritual health — and both can be shared with others"

See Vital Magazine May 2016

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