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The Loneliness Epidemic (#652) | The God Journey
There wasn't even a word for loneliness in the English language prior to the 1800s, now 40% of people report feeling lonely. Social scientists are calling it an epidemic with tragic consequences—living with loneliness increases your odds of dying early by 45%. Wayne invites Tracey Levinson, friend, author of unashamed, and occasional God Journey guest, to join him for a conversation about this remarkable trend, and how we can fight our way through it to more meaningful connections with God and with other people. Building friendships is a valuable tool for everyone, and learning to reach out to those 40% of lonely people around you will be not only an incredible gift to them, but also to you. Podcast Notes: Article: One is the Loneliest Number Previous podcasts with Tracy Tracy's book, unashamed: candid conversations about dating, love, nakedness, and faith Wayne's Travel Schedule The latest news from our project in Kenya Add your voice to our question/comment line via Skype at