Monday, June 16, 2008

Faron's Benefits of Going to Church

Faron found these studies that are amazing benefits to attending church:

-Church attendance is the number 1 predictor of marital stability (Journal of Marriage and the Family, 40)

-Attending church is helpful in the prevention of cancer, heart disease, and mental illness (National Institute of Healthcare Research in America, June 2000)

-Teens who attend church are 4 times less likely to commit suicide (Journal of Chronic Disease, 25)

-Church attendees stay half as long during hospital stays (Duke University)

-There is an additional life expectancy of 7 years (Demography, May 1999)

-People attending church report a 50% higher weekly avg income (UCLA School of Medicine)

-Church goers have fewer heart attacks (National Institute of Mental Health)

-People attending church are physically healthier and less depressed (American Medical News, 03/96

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