Your child’s devotion may be a great thing, but there are some kids whose religious observances require a deeper look. For these children, an overzealous practice of their family faith — or even another faith — may be a sign of an underlying mental health issue or a coping mechanism for dealing with unaddressed trauma or stress.
He recalls one girl struggling with anorexia who felt that she could never be “good enough” to satisfy the harsh, judgmental God of her imagination. After psychological treatment that included a spiritual element, she not only recovered from her anorexia, she developed a more positive view of God, of other people and herself.
Thing is; the god of the bible is
harsh and judgemental.
Throughout this article, I couldn't help but think about how it ignores that the bible has anything but a positive viewpoint of god and humanity. Though I don't know how it applies towards other religions.