ON December 25, 2010, a 42-year-old woman in Britain posted a suicide note on a well-known social networking site. Her message sounded like a desperate plea for attention. Although the woman had more than a thousand social network “friends” online, not one came to her aid. The police found her body a day later. She had taken a fatal overdose.
Today, modern technology allows us to make hundreds, or even thousands, of social network “friends” by merely adding their names to our list of computer contacts. And when we wish to end one of these “friendships,” we simply delete that person’s name from our list. However, the tragic incident involving the woman in Britain underscores a startling reality—true friendship still eludes many. In fact, one recent survey revealed that although we are socializing more, the number of our truly close friends has decreased. for the simplist, friendship makes life quite colorful and to him true friendship is an indispensable possession that helps him combat loneliness. Continue reading →
EACH year tens of thousands of people in the United States alone attempt suicide. Why are many in such a state of despair. The Bible explains that we live in “critical times hard to deal with.” People feel the pressures of life with great intensity. (2 Timothy 3:1; Ecclesiastes 7:7) When a person is overwhelmed by life’s anxieties, he may contemplate suicide as a means to escape pain.
myth: talking to a person about suicide will increase the chances of him actually trying to attempt suicide.
fact: talking objectively about suicide to a depressed person will increase the chances of him seeing a value in living.
But what can you do if you have had such thoughts of ending it? you need to realize that: Continue reading →
happiness is cherished by the simplist. this is even made richer by friends, but sadness sets in when it seems that no one really cares about you, you simply crawl into your shell and wallow in self pity. you become lonely. what can help? consider:
IF YOU suffer from loneliness, it might be helpful to ask yourself: ‘Are there things that I can do to improve matters? Could it be that I need to make some changes in my life? If so, what are they?’ The following questions may help you to make a personal analysis and find satisfying solutions. Continue reading →
The simplist seeks to maintain peace with others and this brings him joy. But unfortunately he is not perfect, I must admit I quit have an outburst on certain occasions with my family members and others. Yet what can we do if such occasions arise and we have said things we did not intend to say? Let us look at the problem and practical suggestions that will help us. The following post talks about married ones but is not exclusive, so single people can still benefit from its councils in their daily dealings with others. The principle that guides me is simple: ‘as long as it depends on you, be peaceable with all men’. Consider: Continue reading →
Do you ever wonder; why are we here?’ ‘What is the purpose of life?’ well you are not alone. Millions of people have continually asked the same question. Does the answer exist? Where can we find it? Science? OrThe Bible? Consider;
Why ask the question?
Humans are not like unreasoning animals. We have a capacity to learn from the past, to plan for the future, and to look for a purpose in our life. Continue reading →