Enforces Family Values, An Antidote Loneliness
In the book, contributing writer Andy Crouch talks about how Christian community made his years as an unmarried person very rich, so rich that his marriage snuck up on him. He lived for four years in a household with four to six post-college twenty-somethings who ate together, prayed together and entertained friends together. They were guided by a covenant that they reaffirmed each year where they sought to live out Luke’s description of the early church in Acts 2, which is often quoted but little practiced “All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need.” For years, the group shared even a bank account, which soared and dipped dramatically based on career fortunes. In that household, Crouch said he could go for weeks with only a vague awareness of his alones. His life in its mundane and profound aspects was full. “Christian community is a powerful antidote for loneliness,” Crouch said.