The Loneliness Epidemic: Misconceptions about Loneliness (Loneliness and God)

Misconception: I have God, and that is enough. In Genesis 2:18 we find a profound statement with implications that are often overlooked. We read, “Then the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone…’” The word translated good has a host of meanings, but one is “beneficial”. Looking at his …

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The Loneliness Epidemic: Misconceptions about Loneliness (Loneliness and the Church)

Misconception: Being more faithful to church will help me with my loneliness. While many evangelicals would love to say this is the “cure”; it isn’t (Without question, it has the potential to be, and ideally, it should be, but far too many churches are missing the mark). Many believers are disillusioned due to lack of …

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It’s Okay not to be Okay: A Chris Fabry Live Podcast

I listened to a podcast of Chris Fabry's the other day, and it so resonated with me that I had to share it with you. It speaks to the heart of what I want for all who read my blog. I hope you take time to listen to this incredibly insightful program from Chris Fabry …

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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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