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INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS

Connect, belong and support.

Interpersonal relationships are the social connections you have with others. Healthy relationships bring happiness and make life better.

Strengthen yourself through relationships.

Your social connections are vital for a healthy life.

Strengthen yourself through relationships.

Your social connections are vital for a healthy life.

According to research, having someone in your life who really cares for you, feels close to you, loves you or wants to help you, can significantly lower your risk of premature death and disease.

Perhaps the best example of the link between social connectedness and health has been seen in Dr. Dean Ornish’s intervention for reversing heart disease. When most people think of this program, they tend to think of low-fat diets, exercise and meditation. But if you ask Dr. Ornish about the most important part of his program, his answer might surprise you.

In his book Love and Survival: The Scientific Basis for the Healing Power of Intimacy, he writes “I’m not aware of any other factor in medicine – not diet, not smoking, not exercise, not stress, not genetics, not drugs, not surgery – that has a greater impact on our quality of life, incidence of illness, and the premature death from all causes than does love and intimacy.”

Epidemiologist Jeff Levin, puts it this way, “…experts have singled out love as foremost among the human emotions capable of promoting and maintaining health and achieving healing.”

Every relationship takes work, but the payoffs for healthy relationships are huge.

As you strengthen your connections with others, you will strengthen yourself.

As you strengthen your connections with others, you will strengthen yourself.

Every relationship takes work, but the payoffs for healthy relationships are huge.

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The Light of Mankind

A relationship with God restores wholeness of life to the mind, body, and spirit. When we see God as He really is, we begin to love others the way He loves us. We too become a life-giving force to those around us!

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Love and Survival

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