The Problem: Crowded Loneliness
Linear Friendships – The people in one world, don’t know the people in the other worlds.
An American Disease – Crowded Loneliness
The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” (Genesis 2:18)
The Solution: Trading Lines for a Circle
Get more people into your circle who not only know you but know each other.
Eliminate a few circles
Trade events for more walks & time on the front porch
2. Discuss the difference between “loneliness” and “crowded loneliness.” Which of these do you have a tendency to struggle with more?
3. Look at the drawing you made of your relational worlds. Are your separate relational worlds keeping you from deeper, more satisfying relationships? What steps can you take to address this?
4. Identify one personal action step you can take toward adopting a life of real simplicity.