Loneliness: Bad for Your Health?
The church plays an important role in the social lives of its congregants through corporate fellowship and group activities. However, it is possible to attend church, be on a first name basis with attendees and yet still be completely disconnected from everyone. It is not only a “good idea” but also a necessity to be involved with others in life giving relationships. The article below discusses the negative affects of loneliness and gives some ideas for getting out of the rut of isolation:
“A television commercial I saw recently features several women in an elevator contemplating their evening meals. Beyond the product being advertised, what struck me as most prominent was that they were all going home to eat alone. I wondered about the health of a solitary lifestyle, did some research and found some surprising results. Did you know that:”