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10 Reasons Your Church is Full of Lonely People

  • Anne Peterson Poet and Author
10 Reasons Your Church is Full of Lonely People

I’m sure at one time or another, all of us have felt lonely. Maybe we just moved to new surroundings. Maybe we started a new school and we don’t know anyone.

According to Wikipedia, “Loneliness is a complex and usually unpleasant emotional response to isolation.” And yet, our churches are full of lonely people.

How could that be? Isn’t the church supposed to be a place that invites anyone and accepts everyone? If that’s true, how can people be in a place where everyone is welcome, yet feel all alone?

Let’s look at 10 reasons your church may be full of lonely people and let’s consider some solutions.

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