4 Spiritual Practices
While there are a variety of practices that can protect and nurture our spiritual health and well-being, finding the ones that will sustain us throughout our journey is imperative. These 4 simple, everyday practices can help you get started in your journey towards thriving. (Hover each practice to learn more.)
Readings on Spirituality
Pamela King reflects on the church of her youth and considers lessons from her current research findings about spirituality for the future.+ Read More
According to psychologist and executive director of the Thrive Center, Pamela Ebstyne King, transcendent experiences are emotional responses, often profound, that inform how individuals see themselves in relationship to God, others, and the world. Transcendent experiences give our lives meaning, and shift our focus from ourselves, connecting us with something more – whether that be…+ Read More
Dr. Pamela King discusses how tapping into our faith and contributing to a flourishing world can help us thrive through difficulty.+ Read More
Fuller alumna, Esther Tan shares her COVID-19 experience and how anchoring rituals, such as prayer, have helped her find resilience.+ Read More
Dr. Pam King discusses how spirituality can help us stay grounded, connected, and directed throughout challenges.+ Read More
Dr. Stephanie Trudeau continues her discussion on loss, and how meaning-making and beliefs can guide us toward healing.+ Read More
Dr. Pam King explores how our beliefs can bring hope and light to our lives during dark times like COVID-19.+ Read More
Pamela King shares the 3 dimensions of religion and spirituality that promote positive youth development.+ Read More
Learn 3 ways caring adults can stimulate spiritual experiences and growth in teens.+ Read More
What Research Says
Ideology (Beliefs, Values, Morals)
These are the beliefs, values, and morals made available through religious and spiritual traditions. These inform what is right or wrong and what’s of most importance. It allows us to find meaning, to make sense of challenges, and to forge an identity and purpose.
The Telos Project
Dr. King uses teleology to further understand the ends and means of human development and thriving.
Measuring Spirituality Among Adolescents
Dr. King tests the psychological viability of the MDAS scale among diverse youth.
Spiritual Exemplars II Project
A continuation study, Dr. King follows up on the spiritual journeys of elected youth exemplars.
Study of Spirituality in America
Our team uses cutting-edge structural model analysis to understand diverse spirituality in the U.S.
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