“Praise songs that speak to you can remind you of times when there was reason to praise God before and encourage you that there will be times to come to praise Him yet again.” — Julia Bruce
Our social-self benefits through the care and concern of our Christian friends as we lean on them for support and as they pray for us, encourage us, and hold us accountable in our walk with God.
Our faith family can encourage us and hold us accountable to remain celibate until marriage and to be faithful after marriage, which lowers the number of unwed mothers, the occurrences of STDs, and divorces caused by adultery.
Our faith family often encourages us to be our best self which improves health and quality of life. For example, if you want to lose weight, you could enlist your church friends to hold you accountable, encourage you, celebrate successes, and pray for you.
These brothers and sister in Christ will be there with us in the difficult times and as we share our burdens with them, we know they will pray for us, encourage us, and help us in our time of need.