Loneliness affects our spiritual, physical, and emotional health. Learn to beat the loneliness epidemic by reaching out to friends instead of retreating.
Most people I've talked to would actually really like to get to know the people who live around them. But times have changed. We're busier, we can be less trusting (albeit sometimes for good reason), and we don't want to impose on each other. From a Biblical perspective, there are many reasons to be friends with your neighbors, not the least of which is that Jesus directly tells us to do it. Of course, I don't think Jesus was only talking about our physical neighbors. But I think they certainly would be included. So why is it hard for you to be friends with your neighbors? Let's look at some of the reasons I've run into, and how to overcome them.
Honesty is the first step in building genuine and lasting relationships, and it’s our decision to have these honest conversations that allows us to be so much closer to God and people.
Why something so needed is so easily overlooked
What is the value of being a person who people feel comfortable approaching? I decided it'd be worth exploring what the Bible says about whether or not we need to make a conscious effort to be likable people (spoiler alert: we do). Here's what I came away with.
God doesn’t want any of us to have to feel lonely. No matter who we are, he wants each of us to experience the closeness, warmth, and love of family.
“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive blah blah blah
Have you ever had someone in your Facebook feed that you try your best to ignore? For some of us, blah blah blah
Thinking about and caring for others is one of the top missions that the Bible pushes us to do in blah blah blah
Jesus is the ultimate life-changer. He was a force for good in every single life he touched. From healing the blah blah blah