Religious Addiction: Obsession with Spirituality

@article{Taylor2002ReligiousAO,
  title={Religious Addiction: Obsession with Spirituality},
  author={Cheryl Zerbe Taylor},
  journal={Pastoral Psychology},
  year={2002},
  volume={50},
  pages={291-315}
}
  • C. Taylor
  • Published 1 March 2002
  • Psychology
  • Pastoral Psychology
Religious addiction is a disease only recently recognized; however, it has been with humanity throughout the ages. This obsession with spirituality not only has harmful effects for the individual but also a devastating effect on his/her family. As with any addiction, recovery is possible. This article covers the history of religious addiction, its symptoms and characteristics, and also its downward spiral. The effects on the addict, the codependent spouse, and children are discussed. Recovery… 
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