Is going to church beneficial to your health?

First Church of Christ, Scientist

Posted on June 9, 2016 by Thomas Mitchinson, Illinois Committee on Publication

This post originally ran in The Chicago Tribune Community section.

Visiting a forest preserve with my young daughter one afternoon, I jumped off a large tree stump and badly twisted my ankle.  That evening my ankle was swollen out of shape, very black and blue, and extremely painful.  My wife asked me if I wanted to go to church with her.  I said no, I was in too much pain.  She urged me to go.  I hobbled into that church service with no shoe on that foot (it was summer), but walked out with my shoe on and a painless ankle.
  Did going to church help heal that ankle?  Yes... Click to read more of Tim's post.