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Kids Raised Going To Church Are Happier Adults, Study Finds by chibaby1985: 7:34am On Jun 09
The research, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology , found that those who attended religious services at least once a week as children or teens were 18 percent more likely to report being happier in their twenties than those who never attended services.



If that isn’t enough of a benefit to wrangle your kids into church clothes on a Sunday morning, the researchers also found that kids who went to church were 33 percent less likely to use drugs in their twenties, were less likely to have sex at an earlier age, and less likely to have a sexually transmitted infection. In addition, people who prayed and meditated daily either at church or on their own reported greater life satisfaction, were better able to process emotions, and were more forgiving.



Researchers were even able to connect church attendance with lower likelihood of smoking and an increased likelihood of voting! Taking your kids to church doesn’t just benefit them, either. It can have positive benefits for the community at large, as almost 30 percent of kids raised in church were more likely to do volunteer work . If you just can’t get yourself to drag your kids to church—or just aren’t in the mood for a fight on a Sunday morning—they may still be able to reap some benefits if they take some time to pray or meditate on their own.



According to the study, people who prayed or meditated on their own schedule had lower risks of substance abuse and depression later in their lives. The next time you’re trying to get your kids to church on Sunday, go ahead and cite this article—and then maybe bribe them with a trip to get brunch after services. This story originally appeared on SouthernLiving.com.

https://ebeanonews.blogspot.com/2019/06/kids-raised-going-to-church-are-happier.html

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Re: Kids Raised Going To Church Are Happier Adults, Study Finds by Lincoln275(m): 8:45am On Jun 09
It’s not a lie.
I will love to use this medium to tell my son Ayomide that I love him so much and happy Sunday to all Christian brothers in the house. God bless us all

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Re: Kids Raised Going To Church Are Happier Adults, Study Finds by Junkie1: 8:45am On Jun 09
HAVEN'T BEEN TO CHURCH IN YEARS

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Re: Kids Raised Going To Church Are Happier Adults, Study Finds by kaorama(m): 8:45am On Jun 09
Of course
Re: Kids Raised Going To Church Are Happier Adults, Study Finds by x6blade(m): 8:46am On Jun 09
Propanganda to steer up unncessary controversy, in a country like USA where social amenities are provided,jobs are plenty, education is A+, human rights exist , and people can feed ,you attribute the happiness of a child to the church??, what about Nigeria ,one of the most religious nations on earth? how come we are a population of 200 million where 44% are between the ages of 14 -30 and we aren't declared the happiest nation on earth?? What a load of crap.

Some even claim the church is our moral compass, but my country has more church branches than all the educational institutions combined ( primary to university level) and yet IMMORALITY is at a all time high!! Who are we actually disceiving.

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Re: Kids Raised Going To Church Are Happier Adults, Study Finds by multibalotel: 8:46am On Jun 09
Wow
Re: Kids Raised Going To Church Are Happier Adults, Study Finds by AsapKen(m): 8:46am On Jun 09
Remember to go to church it's Sunday

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Re: Kids Raised Going To Church Are Happier Adults, Study Finds by afroxyz: 8:46am On Jun 09
Akuko Uwa

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Re: Kids Raised Going To Church Are Happier Adults, Study Finds by namiji2598(m): 8:46am On Jun 09
church na scam!!!!!!!

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Re: Kids Raised Going To Church Are Happier Adults, Study Finds by Officialgarri: 8:47am On Jun 09
I bet to disagree. Even pastors commit suicide

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Re: Kids Raised Going To Church Are Happier Adults, Study Finds by RDPMAN: 8:47am On Jun 09
Seems true.

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Re: Kids Raised Going To Church Are Happier Adults, Study Finds by Luvdmx(m): 8:48am On Jun 09
Not true
Re: Kids Raised Going To Church Are Happier Adults, Study Finds by pansophist(m): 8:48am On Jun 09
True.

Taking responsibility, facing and accepting the realities of adulthood is the number one cause of unhappiness amongst grown ups. The coverage their parents offer that made them cruise life without any sense of responsibility has been outlived. Believing in God in such case is soothing, its a re-establishment of the idea that someone, somewhere cares for you, and make sure you are fine. And this, makes people happy.

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Re: Kids Raised Going To Church Are Happier Adults, Study Finds by Lovelyn451(f): 8:48am On Jun 09
hmmm....not just going but serving in church too

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Re: Kids Raised Going To Church Are Happier Adults, Study Finds by kaen1317: 8:49am On Jun 09
Every Tom, Dick and Harry is free to comment on christian related thread but when its an islamic thread nairaland will ask you to swear heaven and earth.. Every religion should be treated equally. It is very wrong to be one-sided

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Re: Kids Raised Going To Church Are Happier Adults, Study Finds by myettiallah: 8:49am On Jun 09
Eyui
Re: Kids Raised Going To Church Are Happier Adults, Study Finds by Chukwudi4naija(m): 8:49am On Jun 09
Religious kids that will later develop entitlement mentality. Adults that are always depending on Imaginary being to provide all their needs and if they don't get them, they ascribe to spiritual manipulation somewhere (village winch).

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Re: Kids Raised Going To Church Are Happier Adults, Study Finds by Onyi22(f): 8:50am On Jun 09
Junkie1:
HAVEN'T BEEN TO CHURCH IN YEARS
Who cares

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Re: Kids Raised Going To Church Are Happier Adults, Study Finds by babyfaceafrica: 8:51am On Jun 09
I disagree....no be this same kids we see in church we see at clubs,FelA shrine..holosho brothels...abeg leave this stats..if you will b happy,you will,you don't need someone standing in front of a lectern to make u happy!!

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Re: Kids Raised Going To Church Are Happier Adults, Study Finds by freeman95(m): 8:53am On Jun 09
I’m not even religious

But this post is somewhat correct

Church is a peaceful place for kids

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Re: Kids Raised Going To Church Are Happier Adults, Study Finds by Ayo25: 8:53am On Jun 09
Who does not know. But atheists will deny anything deniable. My atheist lecturer at the university told us how he was allowing his wife take his kids to church and then it will get to a point when he will takeover from there. In me I thought why wait until a certain time. Why not start telling them even as kids that there is not a God?

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Re: Kids Raised Going To Church Are Happier Adults, Study Finds by pesinfada(m): 8:53am On Jun 09
Very true
Re: Kids Raised Going To Church Are Happier Adults, Study Finds by Junkie1: 8:54am On Jun 09
Onyi22:
Who cares
YOU CARED ENOUGH TO REPLY

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Re: Kids Raised Going To Church Are Happier Adults, Study Finds by glowingflame7: 8:54am On Jun 09
Atheists have that tendency to commit suicide. I really feel for them.

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Re: Kids Raised Going To Church Are Happier Adults, Study Finds by emerged01(m): 8:55am On Jun 09
kaen1317:
Every Tom, Dick and Harry is free to comment on christian related thread but when its an islamic thread nairaland will ask you to swear heaven and earth.. Every religion should be treated equally. It is very wrong to be one-sided
Let them be...,they spat on Jesus,called him names,he never restrained them. He still went ahead to pray for them. As a Christian,pray for them too.

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Re: Kids Raised Going To Church Are Happier Adults, Study Finds by onamch: 8:56am On Jun 09
kaen1317:
Every Tom, Dick and Harry is free to comment on christian related thread but when its an islamic thread nairaland will ask you to swear heaven and earth.. Every religion should be treated equally. It is very wrong to be one-sided
Even occultic gathering with a lot of oath taking and secrecy can be called religious gathering.
Those bottleneck they place before you when joining them shows where they belong.

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Re: Kids Raised Going To Church Are Happier Adults, Study Finds by sassysure: 9:01am On Jun 09
No, that's not true.
They are too judgemental and and so aggressive cos of bottled up emotions when growing up. Because they can't express themselves around their parents or adults due to some biblical teachings, u see such manifesting in their adult lives in various ways.
Take Nigerian adults as case study.

I once was in attendance at pastor enenche's sermon one day when he was judging and condemning a small girl of 8 yrs who after seeing her mother's beautiful 'gele' while conversing with her friend in their sitting room told her mother she looked beautiful.
That was her sin. Acknowledging her mother's beautiful make up. This man summarised what the little girl will be till she die.
I at that time believed this man( we worship them, remember)
But my mind was very troubled. I began to question such teachings. Where u make children hush hush around you.
That's how they boldly don't ask you about sex and we normally see the result. Maids feast on them and they hardly tell especially the boys. Boys are worst cos they Grow with twisted mindset about women. If we should conduct a poll here on how many boys were used as intimacy gadgets by their "aunties" it will reach a staggering 75%.

So my dear statician, what u see and came to your conclusion is camouflage and illusion to maintain the status quo.

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Re: Kids Raised Going To Church Are Happier Adults, Study Finds by aaronson(m): 9:03am On Jun 09
You doing more harm than good to your kids mental health this is why genius hardly come out from the black race world wide.


Stop wasting your time on a none existent entity named God.

How did the world come about? God. Why do we breathe air? God. Who created you? God. How does the earth rovolves and still rotates along its axis? God. Watin? Ah ha, i understand you ignorant but atleast get curious for once to read and outsmart your previous ignorant self for once in a lifetime because those are the list of questions we assume God did but upon scientific ground breaking discoveries, we now know how those things works.

There are plenty more we still learning and also manipulating what we already know for human survival on the planet.

This means, God as a name or perceived entity is a receeding pocket of ignorance, the more we study to know, the smaller the ignorance shrinks smaller and smaller till it goes away completely but the question is do we read to make this ignorance go away?

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Re: Kids Raised Going To Church Are Happier Adults, Study Finds by solasoulmusic(f): 9:06am On Jun 09
It’s not enough to just go to church is to love and live with the word everyday.

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Re: Kids Raised Going To Church Are Happier Adults, Study Finds by maryjames9: 9:09am On Jun 09
And who are the majority of those who resort to commiting or contemplating on commiting suicides.? I suppose those ones are not raised in the Church?

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Re: Kids Raised Going To Church Are Happier Adults, Study Finds by Bahddo(m): 9:13am On Jun 09
There is some truth in this. However, what you see as happiness is actually a facade. Church and religion as a whole promotes pretense. Growing into adults, humans perfect this pretense even if they are dying inside.

I grew up to believe that being unhappy about one's state is a lack of appreciation for and faith in God. We should always be happy and in all things give glory to God. I believed it all. smiley

Those who aren't very religious are much more sincere with themselves are are more likely to be seen as sad, than the religious who mask the emptiness, disappointment and frustration with smiles and songs.

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