Practical ways of coping with suffering.
● What advice does your religion give you to help you through times of hardship and suffering? Are there any religious verses or sayings or advice that is often given when people are hurting?
● Does your religion encourage you to do certain things to help you through hard times, or are there any religious activities that you find to be particularly comforting when you’re suffering? (Examples: prayer, meditation, singing, reading religious texts, etc.)
● Thinking about a difficult time in your life, did you feel like your religion or your religious community was encouraging, supportive, or helpful? If so, how? If not, why not?
● Are there non-religious activities that you find helpful when you’re going through a rough time? Do you find these more or less helpful than your religious practices?