COULD YOU HAVE RELIGIOUS TRAUMA?
Have you lost your faith or belief in God?
Perhaps, you have just lost your belief in religion or were you not sure what you believed in to begin with?
HAVE YOU LEFT A RELIGIOUS SECT OR ARE YOU CONSIDERING LEAVING?
What do you do without religion if it has defined so much of who you are?
Growing up in a family where religion is the cornerstone of who you should be can be difficult. Especially if contradictions and hypocrisy happen in the family.
WHAT IS RELIGIOUS TRAUMA AND HOW DOES IT AFFECT YOUR LIFE?
Have you asked yourself, "If God were real, why have I suffered so much?"
This presentation could provide you with the answers you are seeking.
Pre-Recorded Presentation Coming Soon!
- Identify the purpose of religion
- Is God religion or is religion about God?
- Identify the effects of religious trauma
- Learn to connect with your true self
- Leave with 10 skills and techniques to discovering your authentic self.
In a 2021 Gallup polling, about 3 in 4 Americans said they were affiliated with a religious faith
The need to belong to a group is a fundamental part of human beings. Affiliation with a religious sect can provide comfort, community, structure, and guidance about the purpose of life. In addition, many people have fears about what will happen to them not only in this life but in the afterlife.
Religion can provide a community of fellowship and communion with like-minded people; it can feel like a safety net when life has so many mysteries. Going to church can help with feeling close to God, becoming a better person, and finding comfort in troubled times. Other people find that religious affiliation helps them to have a moral compass about what is right or wrong.
Belonging is a need that human beings seek. Religious communities provide a structure of mores and a sense of connection with other people that share the same values. Religion is a longstanding tradition that has brought people together from different social classes since the beginning. It doesn’t matter if you were rich or poor if you were of the same belief system.
Structure helps us to feel safe during uncertain times of war, violence, natural disasters, and economic hardship. Many external factors can feel overwhelming and scary, but believing in God or a higher power can give us hope to endure the struggles. By holding onto the beliefs that are taught in church, we strive for meaning and purpose in life. For this purpose, we structure our life around it. Our daily conduct, how we treat others, helping and providing service to people in need, is a conduit of living a Christian life. The things mentioned and countless other reasons are why so many people affiliate with a church.