It really blew my mind the other day as I sat in my living room in a small village outside of Zagreb, Croatia chatting with my friend in India. Later that day I had a short conversation with another friend on the East Coast of the United States and that evening with my grandma on the West Coast.
Our world is more connected than ever before in the history of mankind. All it takes is a good Internet connection, a camera and Skype or Google and you can speak face-to-face with anyone at any time anywhere in the world.
And yet studies show that people suffer with depression and loneliness in immense proportions.
It is puzzling at first glance how our society is so readily connected with so many social media platforms that give us instant access to hundreds of people and yet we are so lonely and depressed. However, when we probe deeper we realize that this is a false sense of connection.
We can easily hide behind a screen, set our status to “unavailable”, ignore the texts and IMs, erase a ranting status, or tweet and run. It requires little investment or accountability; whereas literal face-to-face interactive relationship removes those barriers. There are no “outs”. There is no hiding, erasing, ignoring or running. One must own up to his words and submit to the accountability it requires.
3 Reasons Why Accountability Works
As women, we thrive on intimacy and we need to invest in those God has placed in our lives. If you haven’t allowed your close relationships to deepen to this level of authenticity and accountability, ask the Lord today to show you how you begin investing more in those relationships He has given you.
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Rosilind is an American girl married to a Bosnian guy who lives in a small village just outside of Zagreb. They have two crazy boys 3 and under who are as opposite as boys can be. When Rosilind isn't writing, she is dreaming up recipes and searching for ways to organize her home better. You can find her at A Little R & R where she writes about missions, marriage and family, toddler activities, and her recipes. You will also find her onFacebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
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