In addition to the emotional anguish loneliness creates, it also has devastating effects on our mental and physical health.
Loneliness depresses our immune system functioning, increasers inflammatory responses that put us at greater risk for cardiovascular disease, and can literally shorten our longevity.
Marriage, by its very definition, is the joining of two separate lives into one unified family.
Two become one on a spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical level. So, how is it that some people find themselves in a lonely marriage?
It is the belief that we don’t NEED each other…that we can and should live our lives as if we were never married.
Others may feel desperately lonely even though they’re surrounded by lots of people – it’s all about how you feel inside.
“It’s healthy to spend some time on your own, but loneliness is different because it’s a sad feeling,” says Lucie Russell from young people’s mental health charity Young Minds.
Isolation has been shown to be the central agent in the development of depression, paranoia, schizophrenia, rape, suicide, and mass murder …
The devil's strategy for our times is to trivialize human existence and to isolate us from one another while creating the delusion that the reasons are time pressures, work demands, or economic anxieties." I believe that isolation is Satan's chief strategy for destroying marriage.