Spirituality and Health – Why the Connection Exists
We are marvelously designed by God. He made us in a way that all our body systems work together in unimaginable and intricate ways. Our soul, spirit, mind and body are all connected and work together perfectly according to His design. Because we are designed by God, when we live according to His principles as outlined in the Bible, our life will be more full and we are more likely to experience a life of peace, joy and hope. This will create an environment that favors good health. We outline this connection, from a biblical perspective, in our Beliefs and Basis for this Ministry.
“When individuals, regardless of their faith, incorporate these powerful biblical principles of the Christian faith into their lives, the spirituality and health connection occurs and they will tend to enjoy better health and well-being.” Dale Fletcher, Founder – Faith and Health Connection
Spirituality and Health
The link between spirituality and health is synonymous with the relationship between faith and health. I’ve chosen to name this ministry Faith and Health Connection because of the significance of the word faith. It takes an active faith for this “connection” to bear fruit in one’s life and have consequences on one’s health. Additionally, faith is used because of the significance that it plays in the Christian religion.
View the short video to the right where I talk about the faith and health link from a Christian perspective.
Read a short blog post about this connection between spirituality and health.
Read a one-page article to understand the connection between spirituality and health.
Read about Spiritual Exercises for a healthier life.
Spirituality and Health – Personal and Professional Application
Learn how to personally and professionally apply the spirituality and health connection.
Appreciate the impact that spiritual exercises or principles can have on health. View a Model of Faith and Health.
View a different model – one that addresses stress, health and faith – The Life, Stress and Health Model.
Participate in one of our workshops, Understanding the Faith and Health Link.
Faith, Spirituality and Health – A Few Related Websites
- Faith and Fitness Magazine
- Church Health Reader
- Our Journey of Hope – For Cancer Patients
- Church Health Center
- Dr. Kara Davis, M.D.
- Soul Food – A Dietitian’s Guide to Nutritional Transformation
- NC Clergy Health Initiative
- Our Journey of Hope
“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.“
Proverbs 4:23 Today’s NIV