Ep. 134: Proposed Solutions to the Loneliness Epidemic

We are living in a global loneliness epidemic. Headlines saturate media news surrounding the growing problem – we collected at least ten published within twenty-four hours. In today’s episode, we highlight some of the first solutions offered by the new global initiative to combat loneliness by the World Health Organization, co-led by the U.S. Surgeon General. Like always, we look at them through a biblical worldview and the lens of Scripture.  Naturally, we provide a few Brave Parenting solutions that are both pragmatic and biblical.

Articles referenced:

‘Everybody has experienced loneliness’: US Surgeon General talks mental health with ASU students
Sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer appointed New York state’s first loneliness ambassador
WHO makes loneliness a global health priority with new Commission on Social Connection
Chris Murphy Wants to Make America a Little Less Lonely
‘You live in your own bubble’: Swedish city takes on loneliness with a simple hi
Feeling Lonely? Your Brain May Process the World Differently

U.S Surgeon General’s Advisory on the Healing Effects of Social Connection and Community

Scripture referenced:

James 1:27
Genesis 2
Ephesians 2:1
Galatians 5:19-21
Hebrews 10:25
Romans 12:10
Hebrews 10:24
John 14:6


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