(RNS) Study says religious services make some women happier

Got the blues? Go to church.

A new study in the Journal of Religion and Health suggests that ”” at least for some women of a certain age ”” there’s a link between optimism and attendance at religious services.

“We looked at the religious practices of nearly 100,000 women and ”” like it or not ”” found a strong connection between going to church or synagogue or any other house of worship and a positive outlook on life,” said Eliezer Schnall, clinical associate professor of psychology at Yeshiva University.

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One comment on “(RNS) Study says religious services make some women happier

  1. Betsybrowneyes says:

    I’m not surpised by these findings at all. Prayer, worship, appreciation of all that God has done and continues to do. Putting these together gives us all reasons to come away from church with hearts that are full.