It may not seem like it at the time, but the death of a loved one can deepen your faith. A recent survey shows that nearly half of American adults have undergone one or more life-altering events that led to a redical changes in their religious or spiritual values. Almost on half of these life transformations occur during early adulthood or during difficult periods in life, such as death of a parent. About four out of ten of the survey's respondents said that the life-altering event caused them to become more deeply religious or spiritual. In nearly all cases, the transforming experiences led people to become better people and appreciate life more.