Harvard Study Reveals Religious Upbringing Better for Kids’ Health, Well-Being | The Stream

A Harvard study reveals that children who had a religious upbringing will likely be healthier and have a higher degree of well-being in early adulthood.

Source: Harvard Study Reveals Religious Upbringing Better for Kids’ Health, Well-Being | The Stream

While this is no surprise to me, or probably to most of those who read this blog, what is most saddening is that it probably does come as a surprise to many in the wider culture.

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

— Proverbs 22:6 (KJV)


Author: The Anglophilic Anglican

I am an ordained Anglican clergyman, published writer, former op-ed columnist, and experienced outdoor and informal educator. I am also a traditionalist: religiously, philosophically, politically, and socially. I seek to do my bit to promote and restore the Good, the True, and the Beautiful, in a world which has too-often lost touch with all three, and to help re-weave the connections between God, Nature, and humankind which our techno-industrial civilization has strained and broken.

7 thoughts on “Harvard Study Reveals Religious Upbringing Better for Kids’ Health, Well-Being | The Stream”

  1. Sadly, the chasm between Christians and atheists in this country is ever-widening, politicised and irreparable. The Left is winning.


    1. But, as my dear late mother would remind me, God is still in charge. Satan (and idiocy, which I am fairly confident comes from Satan, being a perversion of sanity….) can do a lot of damage for a while, but God’s will eventually will prevail! I just hope I’m alive to see it… or at least am granted the grace to watch from above.


  2. [Just a word, off-topic: I am in the midst of a 30-day suspension on FB, so I am unable to comment, ‘like’ something, message, etc. Just wanted you to know, mon père, so you wouldn’t think I wasn’t paying attention. I enjoy your posts there and here, immensely. I have no way to contact you, other than by this method. All the best~ E.T. rickmalibu1@aol.com]

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      1. No apology necessary. I admire your ability to maintain the schedule that you keep. I just miss being able to comment during your Sunday services, aside from watching them. My sentence should be up, just in time for me to wing on over to England (July 4th).

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      2. I attempted to respond to this, but I think I may have replied to the wrong comment! In any case, I wish you a good and nourishing trip to England, despite the undoubted changes (not necessarily for the better) to that “green and pleasant land,” in recent years. Safe travels, and Godspeed!

        (P.S. In case the last one I wrote did not post: should you care to bring back some memento of the journey for me, I should be pleased to reimburse you for both purchase cost and postage – provided, of course, that it’s not into the three digits… 😉 lol!)

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