Monday, August 18, 2014Faith
A Baylor University sociologist finds that prayer is more effective in easing anxiety when the pray-er believes in a loving, dependable God.
By Terry Goodrich
Prayer seems to be more effective at combating psychological challenges for some than for others, a Baylor University sociologist has found.
The type of attachment a praying individual feels toward God seems to matter most in easing symptoms of anxiety-related disorders, researcher Matt Bradshaw discovered.
According to his study, people who prayed to a loving and supportive God whom they thought would be there to comfort and protect them in times of need were less likely to show symptoms of anxiety-related disorders — irrational worry, fear, self-consciousness, dread in social situations and obsessive-compulsive behavior — than those…
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