Facts about church, A church group represents a certain doctrine and traditions. Here are some different facts about Church.
1. Reduced Blood Pressure – In 1989 the Journal of Religion and Health published a study on the effects of church attendance on blood pressure. Researcher D. Larson and his colleagues found that smokers who did not attend church were seven times more likely to have abnormally high blood pressure.
Answers to Prayers – People go to church to pray and worship God, but is there any evidence that prayer works? A number of experiments have been conducted on hospital patients, showing substantial evidence for the positive effects of prayer.
2. Happier Marriages – Can going to church improve your marriage? There is considerable evidence for this. It’s a proven fact that couples who regularly attend church together fare better than those who don’t.
Better Behaved Teenagers – Inculcating good values in the young is always advisable. Teens who go to church will not be led astray and fall into death traps like drugs et al.
4. Better Personal Health – Church attendance has been shown in many studies to improve health. It has been noted that those who attended church often were healthier than those who went infrequently.
A Longer Life – It was concluded in a study that that not being a member of a church was a strong predictor or premature death, even after controlling for age, sex, race, baseline health, smoking, physical activity, weight, depression and perceived health status.
5. Less Suicide Among Family Members – Not going to church was the most significant factor in predicting suicide in families, more so than unemployment or other socioeconomic factors according to a study.
Less Alcohol Abuse Among College Students – Alcohol abuse can be a problem for college students. Going to church does seem to have an impact on their alcohol use and abuse.
7. Improved Self-Image – You shall definitely feel better about yourself as well as the world at large if you attend church regularly.
Boosted Immune Systems – As communicable diseases such as tuberculosis make a comeback; one might presume that going to a public facility like a church could increase the chances of catching the disease. But that is not true at all.
8. Improved Personal Satisfaction and Happiness – The question arises that Is it going to church that makes life better? The answer is definitely affirmative.
Reduced Stress – If you go to church regularly, you shall definitely feel that you begin to feel less and less stressful and whatever stress you do have left you will be able to counter it with remarkable ease.
10. Decreased Juvenile Delinquency – Parents who get their children ready for church each week know that at times it can be a struggle. Studies show the effort may be worth it.
Higher Self-Esteem Among Teens – There is evidence to show that teens that have grown up attending church tend to have a better self-image than those without religious commitment.
11. Stronger Marriages – We already mentioned that going to church can help your marriage. Does frequency of attendance matter? Yes, apparently it does.
Greater Resistance to Cancer – Studies indicate that going to church has a positive impact on health. Some researchers have used modern research techniques to attempt to discover how this is so.
13. Ability to Cope with Disaster – After a natural disaster, medical emergency, or other personal crisis, many people report that their faith in God helped to carry them through. Is there any scientific evidence to support this? There is, according to an extensive review of research on sociological support groups published in Psychosomatic Medicine in 1996.
Decreased Underage Drinking Alcohol consumption – especially heavy drinking among teenagers, has been associated with many other high-risk behaviors and contributes significantly to the high death rate among teens each year. How do you prevent teens from drinking? Parents who take their children to church may have hit on a solution.
14. More Happiness and Excitement in Old Age – attending church regularly will translate into being happy and excited about life even if you’re a senior citizen.
Healthier Communities – Do communities that have more active churchgoers have healthier citizens than less religious communities? There is evidence that they do.
16. Long-Term Benefits – Frequent attendance at Church seems to have positive, long-term effects on many people.
Rising Out of Poverty – Among the most persistent of problems is poverty in the inner cities of America. Consider the data on a problem that politicians, human rights activists and social workers have wrestled with for decades.
17. Improved Sex Life – Going to church obviously has a positive impact on many aspects of life, from boosting your immune response to improving your social life. But can it really improve your sex life? Go to church regularly and you’ll be in for a pleasant surprise.
Influence on Future Generations – In spite of an apparent decrease in church attendance, particularly among young people, there is evidence to show a stability of church attendance in families across generations.
19. Better Parenting Practices – There is evidence to show that parents who attend church may have better parenting practices than those who do not.
Reduced Welfare Dependency – It is not surprising to some that welfare dependency is lower among churchgoers. Determining why this is so is a more complex issue.
20. Fewer Drug Dealers – Is there a drug dealer in your neighborhood? Perhaps that person’s parents neglected to take him to church. It is more than a speculation, however. A number of studies show that crime, including drug dealing, is associated with infrequent church attendance.
Critical Direction for Teens – A lot of delinquent and criminal behavior can be correlated to two interesting factors in the life of the young delinquent: not going to church at all, or going to church until about the age of ten and then quitting. The data holds true for alcoholics and drug addicts as well. crime, including drug dealing, is associated with infrequent church attendance.
22. Faster Healing – In previous e-mailings we have already discussed the impact of going to church on the body’s immune system. Going to church does appear to defend us from diseases and help us recover more quickly.
23. Less Premarital Sex Among Youth Going to church seems to have many positive effects on teen behavior. Not least among those effects is the propensity for teens to avoid premarital sexual behavior. Premarital sex can have numerous repercussions for teens, including health risks and, of course, pregnancy.
Fathers Spend More Time with Children – Another interesting finding about churchgoing families is that fathers are encouraged, through their church associations, to spend more time with their children. More interesting still is that the actually do.
25. More Effective Child Discipline Everyone knows that conservative religious families are more stern and strict about family rules, right?
Well, partly right.