Together on the Journey

“I don’t know what I’d do without you; I’m so sorry I’m putting you through this!” The heartfelt cry came between sobs from a depressed wife to her husband. He sat with his arm around her trying to encourage her through the dark valley she was treading but was unable to formulate a decent response. …

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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 (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 world …

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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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