A new study, designed to see if there is a link between Christianity and happiness, suggests that keeping Christ in Christmas makes the holiday season better and provides people with a sense of purpose, reported Family News. The University of Warwick in the UK conducted the study.
Dr. Robert Rogan, a Christian psychiatrist in North Carolina, isn't surprised the link was found — but disagrees that the proper term is "happiness."
"Actually, I think as Christians we use the term 'joy' a lot more, which kind of implies a deep sense of well-being, independent of circumstances," he told the Evangelical news organization.
"If you get the true meaning of Christmas, and you realize that basically we're in a relationship with an infinite being [who] has designed us to have a life of purpose and meaning, I think that kind of ties everything together," he said.