Episode 16 - Confession, Deconstruction, and Dealing with the Past

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Is deconstruction the only way to a renewed faith? What happens when we ask someone to “pray about it?” Is that just the power of suggestion? What’s the science behind confession? Why is it so hard to do, and yet offers so much relief when done? How do you process that pain of past traumas?

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Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper.

Q1: Is deconstruction the only way to a renewed faith?

Falling Upward, Richard Rohr

Q2: What happens when we ask someone to “pray about it?” Is that just the power of suggestion?

The Psychological Benefits of Prayer

Q3: What’s the science behind confession? Why is it so hard to do, and yet offers so much relief when done?

The Truth About Dishonesty (YouTube)

The Honest Truth About Dishonesty, Dan Ariely

Q4: How do you process that pain of past traumas?

When the Past Hurts

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