Family Research Council

Jesus in the Break Room


By Tony Perkins
March 28, 2014

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If the workplace is stressing you out, researchers in the UK may have just what you need. Hello, this is Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. A psychologist at the Health and Safety Laboratory in Stockport found that the more religious a person is, the less likely they are to suffer from anxiety, depression or exhaustion. Dr. Roxane Gervais also says the research shows employees who are religious feel their lives have more meaning. Gervais stated "my research shows that religiosity in the workplace may act as a resource, making people more resilient to cope with the many challenges of working life." Truly the joy of the Lord, as Nehemiah told those who rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem, is our strength." Our research at FRC's Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI), shows our own government's survey data reveals the same positive relationship. In the stressful and challenging times in which we live, our governmental and business leaders should embrace and encourage religious participation, not discourage it.

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