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Raised in Spirituality – Sep 29

Posted on: August 5th, 2016

Raised in Spirituality: Incorporating The Spiritual Child into Daily Life

Join us on Thursday, September 29 as we explore the scientific links between spirituality and children’s development. Author and Clinical Psychologist, Lisa Miller, will discuss the findings in her book, The Spiritual Child, followed by a panel of experts that will help us apply this to Christianity and raising spiritual children in today’s world.

Date: Thursday, Sept. 29th
Location: Trinity Hall, CUMC Plano [Get Directions]
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Cost: $5 per person Tickets now available

  • Free childcare available with advance ticket purchase
  • Financial assistance available – contact

Our Panel:

  • Lil Smith – Spiritual Director, Perkins Grad, Board member of Spiritual Ministries Institute (
  • Brian Hehn – Minister of Music at Arapaho UMC, Richardson; Director, Center for Congregational Song (certified in children’s church music); adjunct professor, Wingate University; author – “All Hands In: Drumming the Biblical Narrative.”
  • Dr. Miller
  • Rosemary Ellis – Director, AVID Central Division (Advancement Via Individual Determination), Director of Drop Out Prevention (Arlington Independent School District), Curriculum Coordinator (Special Education Department), Assistant Principal – Junior High School and High School
  • Laura Parsons- Licensed Professional Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Registered Play Therapist. She has been in private practice in Dallas, Texas for 12 years working with children, adolescents, adults and their families.

More on The Spiritual Child

In The Spiritual Child, psychologist Lisa Miller presents the next big idea in psychology: the science and the power of spirituality. She explains the clear, scientific link between spirituality and health and shows that children who have a positive, active relationship to spirituality:

* are 40% less likely to use and abuse substances
* are 60% less likely to be depressed as teenagers
* are 80% less likely to have dangerous or unprotected sex
* have significantly more positive markers for thriving including an increased sense of meaning and purpose, and high levels of academic success.

Combining cutting-edge research with broad anecdotal evidence from her work as a clinical psychologist to illustrate just how invaluable spirituality is to a child’s mental and physical health, Miller translates these findings into practical advice for parents, giving them concrete ways to develop and encourage their children’s―as well as their own―well-being. In this provocative, conversation-starting book, Dr. Miller presents us with a pioneering new way to think about parenting our modern youth.

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