Have you ever found yourself scrolling through social media, looking at all the people you “know” but still feeling isolated?
Maybe you have the occasional girls’ night or lunch out with a friend, but you still feel lonely and you’re craving something deeper.
Even though we live in a world that’s more connected than ever before, research is showing that we’re seeing more loneliness, anxiety, and depression than ever before.
But what is at the root of this and what can we do to address it?
That’s exactly what I’m talking about in this week’s episode of the SHE podcast. To dig into this topic, I’m chatting with Jennie Allen, whose new book, Find Your People, explores how to build deep community in a world that’s experiencing an epidemic of loneliness.
MEET JENNIE ALLEN
If you’re not familiar with Jennie, you should be! She is such an amazing woman who is passionate about sharing God’s Word.
Jennie Allen is the founder and visionary of IF:Gathering as well as the New York Times bestselling author of Get Out of Your Head, Made for This, Anything, and Nothing to Prove.
Her new book, Find Your People, offers practical solutions for creating true community, the kind that’s crucial to our mental and spiritual health. Jennie takes a look at what science, history, and the Bible all have to say about the importance of community and the loneliness we’re experiencing in today’s world – and she offers some practical ways to dive into community today.
And trust me when I say, she had some really fascinating information to share, plus practical tips to help you build that community you’ve been longing for!
LEARN MORE ABOUT COMMUNITY
So if you’re craving community, or you want to learn how to deepen the friendships and relationships you have, grab a friend and tune in to this episode to learn:
- What science shows us about loneliness and the power of community
- The lessons that history has taught us about community
- What the Bible has to say about building relationships
- How conflict can strengthen your friendships
- The five ingredients you need to have the type of friends you’ve always wanted
To learn more from Jennie Allen, go to jennieallen.com.
And let us know in the comments: what was your biggest takeaway from this episode?