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Religion, Spirituality, and Relationships

  • By: Annette Mahoney & Kenneth Pargament
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Social scientists have conducted many studies on the individual's perceived relationship with the sacred (i.e., God, the divine or transcendent reality), especially during times of stress. Findings indicate that positive perceptions of the sacred promote physical and ...

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