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Building Family Strengths:
Spirituality

Spirituality is believing in a higher power and acting on a value system beyond self-interest, effecting a sense of purpose and divine support in everyday and difficult events. However, spirituality for America’s families has diverse meanings, extending beyond, as well as among family members. The spirit that transcends “self” is seen in many forms.

Key Points

White dove with an olive branch Families with a sense of spirituality carry a gratitude and sense of hope that recognizes even the little things of life as special events.
White dove with an olive branch Spirituality gives families a sense of belonging to and being loved by a higher being.
White dove with an olive branch Spirituality gives meaning and purpose to families that provides strength and hope in times of adversity. It provides a greater sense of purpose and a stronger sense of support from family and friends.
White dove with an olive branch Spirituality provides a way to deal with successes and also failures, especially in family relationships. It teaches us to ask for forgiveness when we have wronged another, and to accept forgiveness when we have been wronged.
White dove with an olive branch Families with strong spirituality celebrate life as a gift. They carry a gratitude and optimism that enjoys even the little things of life as special events.
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