Need for Interpersonal Dynamics

“And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” – Genesis 2: 18

 

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Do any casual search on the internet about the topic of loneliness and its negative impact on health and you’ll be deluged with all sorts of studies

  • One study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine followed nearly 45,000 people ages 45 and up
    • Those who lived alone were more likely to die from heart attacks, strokes, or other heart complications over a 4 year period than people living with family or friends…
    • The risk was highest in middle-aged people, just 14% of whom lived alone.
    • Solo living increased the risk of heart problems and early death by 24% among people ages 45-6
    • Solo living increased the risk of heart problems by 12% among people ages 66 to 80
    • There was no association at all in people age 80 and older, a group in which living alone is common 1

The explosion of Social Media sites was inevitable as we are social creatures by nature

The Bible is right when it says that it is not good for us to live alone…