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In this time of social distancing and lockdown along with the rise of remote work and Zoom sessions, we can’t forget another pandemic…. Loneliness. As most of you are aware, we are in a time where just about everyone in the world is connected to a device. Whether it’s a cell phone, laptop, desktop, tablet, or other device, most of us find it easier to send a quick message to someone rather than speak to them face to face (and that was before the pandemic!) Deep down, we know that this is not how communication is supposed to be. In this heart-filled episode that couldn’t come at a more important time, our guest is Jack Eason, author of “The Loneliness Solution”. Jack has an important message for people who are struggling with social loneliness during this challenging time. He also has an important message for those struggling with spiritual loneliness as well. Tune in to get inspired and get some practical steps to help you out of social and spiritual loneliness..and into the community you were created to belong to. What We Learned in the Podcast What is loneliness? Is there a difference between being alone and loneliness? Is social media making us more lonely? How is COVID impacting our social health? How do we address loneliness? How has social media changed the way we communicate? Do humans need community? The importance of connecting with God Can you be lonely spiritually? Is church really that important? Why the perfect community is waiting for you..if you take the risk Podcast Stopping Points [3:32] Understanding loneliness [4:16] The difference between being alone and loneliness [6:58] Social distancing [7:47] How do we get over loneliness? [9:00] How to build a relationship..the right way [9:28] The ease of technology vs the work in a relationship [11:12] Getting back into community [16:13] Why the perfect church does not exist [20:00] What if I don’t want to go to church? Quotes to Keep in Mind “We are the most connected culturally and yet the most lonely generation… “The first problem [in the Garden of Eden] was solitude.” “Our relationships have become more transactional….” “The reality is..until you really have a relationship with Him….you may try to fill that loneliness with other things.” About Our Guest: Jack Eason Jack Eason is the founder and executive director of Crossover Cups Mission, the President of Heart Share Group, and pastor at CrossRoad church. He is the author of “The Loneliness Solution”. You can learn more about him at https://www.jackeason.org/ About Our Sponsor: Fix My Water Have a question about what’s in your water? Visit https://fixmywater.co/ to get a report and access to water filtration systems to clean up the water you and your family drinks.