Are you lonely or having a hard time forming relationships? A new study from the University of Michigan says pursuing a friendship with God can help. Researchers found that lonely people can substitute what they’re lacking in human relationships with a genuine friendship with God. “For the socially disconnected, God may serve as a substitutive relationship that compensates for some of the

purpose that human relationships would normally provide,” explains lead author Todd Chan. Chan and his team analyzed the responses of 19,775 people who were asked to describe their purpose in life, level of loneliness quality of their friendships, and their religious beliefs. The researchers discovered that those who view God as their friend hepled add purpose to their lives. READ MORE