The Relationship between Spirituality and Mental

Discussion Board Forum 4 Instructions


Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, you will create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 250 words with atleast two citations; the textbook, Bible, or Scholarly Journal Articles are acceptable.


Topic: Assessing Spirituality – The Relationship between Spirituality and Mental Health Read the “Assessing Spirituality – The Relationship between Spirituality and Mental Health” article found in the Reading & Study folder for Module/Week 7.  In this quantitative study, the authors attempted to investigate the possible relationship between two spirituality variables (religious coping styles and spiritual well-being) and two psychological variables (anxiety and depression). Also studied were differences between those who self-disclosed a spiritual/religious identity and those who did not. Their data analysis concluded that individuals who reported a high use of religious coping styles also reported high levels of spiritual well-being.

· The authors felt a limitation of their study was in defining ‘spirituality.’ State how that can be an obstacle in doing religious counseling.

· The authors state, “Spiritual well-being can clearly incorporate God into ones’ life while also incorporating self-reliance.” Is this not a seeming contradiction? Give your thoughts on this.

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