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Religious Youths Are Less Likely to Experiment with Drugs and Alcohol, Baylor Study Finds

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Young people who regularly attend religious services and describe themselves as religious are less likely to experiment with drugs and alcohol, according to a new study.

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Seminaries Do Very Little to Train Pastors How to Help Mentally Ill Congregants

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People struggling with mental illness often turn to pastors for help, but seminaries do very little to train ministers how to recognize serious psychological distress and when to refer someone to a doctor or psychologist, Baylor research shows.

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Virginity Pledges for Men Can Lead to Sexual Confusion — Even After the Wedding Day

Young men receiving support after they pledge to abstain from sex until marriage, can find themselves without advisors and help once they do marry.

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Virginity Pledges for Men Can Lead to Sexual Confusion — Even After the Wedding Day

Bragging of sexual conquests, suggestive jokes and innuendo, and sexual one-upmanship can all be a part of demonstrating one’s manhood, especially for young men eager to exert their masculinity. But how does masculinity manifest itself among young men who have pledged sexual abstinence before marriage?

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Alcohol Releases the 'Beast Within'

Results of the study indicate that violence decreases as spirituality increases in persons who received the non-alcohol beverage. However, quite unexpectedly, violence actually increased as spirituality increased in persons who received the alcoholic beverage.

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Anxiety and Amen: Prayer Doesn’t Ease Symptoms of Anxiety-Related Disorders for Everyone

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Whether the problem is health, enemies, poverty or difficulty with aging, “Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there,” suggested the late gospel musician Charles A. Tindley. But when it comes to easing anxiety-related disorders, prayer doesn’t have the same effect for everybody, according to a Baylor University researcher.

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Wives and Whether to Work: Community Religious Beliefs Play a Part, Baylor Study Shows

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Married women who live in communities in which more of the population belongs to conservative religious traditions are less likely to work outside the home, even if they do not belong to those faith groups, a Baylor study shows.

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Study Suggests Prayer Can Build Unity in Diverse Organizations

As the United States grows more diverse than ever, organizations from Fortune 500 companies to political parties are scrambling to keep pace. But in doing so, they face the challenge of uniting people from very different backgrounds in a single purpose. A new study suggests that if they want to succeed, they could learn a lot from how an unlikely practice — prayer — is used in one set of diverse organizations.

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God on the Job: Church Attendance Is Not Enough to Affect Job Satisfaction and Commitment

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A congregation’s beliefs about work attitudes and practices affect a churchgoer on the job — but how much depends partly on how involved that person is in church, according to a Baylor study funded by the National Science Foundation.

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Early Christian Scholar: Pope Right on Roots of Priestly Celibacy

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