Every person is wired to attach to their primary caregivers. This process called attachment begins at birth and continues on throughout the lifespan. As people move throughout their lives, they may encounter many distressing relational events, which can cause attachment ruptures. Relational struggles come in many forms; the bond between a child and its mother have the most significant effects on the long-term sense of safety and strength that an individual holds throughout his or her life. When our primary attachment figures fail us, we often lose hope and develop anxious traits that define how we interact with others and the world we live in. Additionally, even when we have healthy attachments to our parents or primary caregivers, we are still oftentimes left wanting, desiring more than they could give us. This is where God demonstrates his nurturing characteristics and offers his creation a way to find restoration through a personal relationship. When we know God, we learn that he is the safe base and safe haven that we have been seeking. Attaching to God gives us hope and a sense that we are protected despite all of the painful realities we face every day.
Throughout this writing, you will encounter the works of several major researchers, both psychological and biological (i.e., John Bowlby, Mary Ainsworth, Francis Collins). Each of these researchers has made major contributions to their respective field of study. With their collective research, it has become possible to begin formulating an integrative theory where spirituality and science can come together and offer humanity a broader sense of what it means to be created by a relational and boundless God. Through this writing, my hope is to reach those standing in opposition to the blending of these two categories (i.e., science and spirituality). By doing so, I hope that many are brought to a place where they can begin healing through finding a healthy attachment to the God that can heal and alter the human experience.
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