Give Me a Hug! : Getting Back to Hugging


Video from CBS Sunday Morning


God wisely made all of us to be connected in many ways. One of the main ways we connect with our fellow human beings is through touch: kissing, caressing, hand shakes and hugging to name a few. The pandemic has changed our lives in ways we never could have imagined yet out of those changes God has reminded us of our interconnectedness and need for physical touch.

Have you missed hugging people, friends and family? I know I have and now that the restrictions are starting to loosen up we are able to commence hugging to some degree.


"Are you getting enough hugs?

Virginia Satir, a world-renowned family therapist, is famous for saying “We need  4 hugs a day for survival. We need  8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.”

How many hugs are you getting each day?" from the article: Are You Getting Enough Hugs?


There is no doubt that hugs are good for our mental, emotional, physical and even spiritual health as is most all human contact. God gave us our physicality for a special reason when he could have done otherwise.

Remembering our body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit we should always strive to steward it wisely. So as the pandemic restrictions begin to relax let us greet our fellow saints and sinners with a hug!


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