Throughout history, religion and spirituality has elicited a sense of comfort, community, family, resources, etc. However, for some it has also been a source of pain, trauma, harsh criticisms, and a full on shame inducing experience. For others it has been both a positive and negative experience which creates a sense of internal turmoil that has turned into a source of spiritual unrest and existential crisis. It may result in symptoms of anxiety, depression or even PTSD. Seeking therapy with an informed and competent provider can be very useful to help unpack some of the difficult questions and challenges.