You Know You’re a Parent When…

There is nothing like being a parent. The kids that melt your heart can also drive you crazy. Our children bring so much excitement to our lives -love, joy, laughter, frustration, psychosis etc. When you’re a parent you know that every day is going to be an adventure -some you’ll relish and some you’ll wish …

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The Loneliness Epidemic: Misconceptions about Loneliness (Part 1)

We all have misconceptions about loneliness -why we’re lonely, what should “fix” our loneliness, how God and others perceive our loneliness etc. Until we expose and disarm these misconceptions we will continue retreating deeper and deeper into the cave of loneliness. The misconceptions we hold come from a myriad of places -upbringing, past relationships, experience, …

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The Loneliness Epidemic: The Cave of Loneliness

  When I think of loneliness, I'm reminded of the movie, The Croods. It is an animated movie about an over protective father whose family lives in a cave because of fear of the outside world. However, they are eventually forced out of the safety of their cave and soon realize the beauty of the …

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The Loneliness Epidemic

Cigna conducted a national survey of 20,000 adults. The survey revealed some startling truths about loneliness: 54% say they feel lonely. 56% said the people with whom they interact “are not necessarily with them”. 40% said they feel “isolated”.[i] Douglas Nemecek, Cigna’s chief medical officer for behavioral health, said, “Loneliness has the same impact on …

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