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Scientific Studies on the Consequences of Secrets

The Bible has a lot to say about confession of sin and confessing our needs to one another. Harboring deep and painful secrets is damaging spiritually, emotionally, and physically. An article on Psychology Today highlights studies that have backed up the Bible's view.

  • A pioneering studies in the 1970's by the University of Texas at Austin found that: "people who had a traumatic sexual experience as a child or teen were more likely to have health problems as they got older, particularly if they had hidden the trauma from others."

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