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For many, the Holidays are not happy times. They are filled with stress, anxiety, loneliness, despair, discouragement or a sharp case of the holiday blues. But they don’t have to be. There can be so much more joy in the Christmas season than you think. There are, in fact, specific steps you can take to have a happier, more meaningful Christmas this year, even if circumstances are not ideal.
We are not merely physical. We are emotional and intellectual as well. We are also spiritual. As such, to neglect the spiritual side of our lives is to neglect a foundational part of who we are at the most fundamental level. To build relationships ignoring that vital part of our natures is to create a relationship that hobbles on one leg. Spiritual intimacy adds depth to our most cherished relationships.
Quote #16 in the series 16 Principles of Happiness by the 16th President: “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Just as nations can be wounded and divided, so can marriages. But just as the nation was healed, marriages can too.
Religion offers a powerful context for the development of traits that help produce happiness in greater abundance. Of course, religion can also lead to greater amounts of guilt and self-condemnation for real or perceived sin […]
The data is out, but the controversy rages on. A sociologist from the University of Wisconsin-Madison conducted a study of faith and religion and found evidence that friendship at church was more important than religion […]
Happiness in many ways can be seen as a sort of barometer of the human condition. If humanity is experiencing lots of it, humanity is likely and largely on the right track. If not, it […]