The Christian text is quick to introduce the imperative to build close relationships. At the commencement of human history God declares that it is not good for a person to be alone (Gen 2:18 NIV). Loneliness was clearly not a part of God’s original plan for human existence.
Fischer, Trafford Arthur
"Loneliness Gets a Bad Report,"
TEACH Journal of Christian Education: Vol. 9
, Article 5.
Available at: https://research.avondale.edu.au/teach/vol9/iss2/5