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We are made to live in community, families and friendships. That’s why there’s nothing more beautiful than having a relationship with someone who is supposed to love you and actually does, and there’s nothing more painful than having a relationship with someone who is supposed to love you and doesn’t.
As a counselor, I’ve learned some of the exciting breakthroughs in modern science that confirm what God said in Genesis 2:18: “It is not good for man to be alone.” A new era has dawned, and it is all the gift of what many scientists call the field of “interpersonal neurobiology” or “interpersonal neuroscience.”
The core truth of these discoveries is that the mind is relational. Our minds are actually dependent on relationships. From birth, our neurons fire and form not only because of genetic patterns but also in response to all our interactions with other people. We know this because imaging allows us to watch the brain work when humans respond to other humans.
Increasingly, research is confirming that human-to-human interaction has a biological effect on us. Thus, our