Live-Connected

A Resource Center to Help People Heal One Another Through Connecting

Connection is why we’re here; it is what gives purpose and meaning to our lives.

Brene’ Brown

A Resource Center to Help People Rescue Hurting People

Learn the 5 steps to connecting with others in a way that heals.

This is a site with resources, tools, and practical guidance on how to connect in a soul healing, life-giving way. A place where you can get insights, and support from a community of others who believe that we all have the God-given ability and power to rescue each other in our brokenness.

Hopefully, you know the powerful impact of a friend who connects with you in your time of need… But, do you know how to be that friend for others?

We have all experienced love and compassion from someone right when we needed it. Someone to sit with us or cry with us through heartache and pain. It’s healing. We all want someone to feel our pain and understand that we are hurting.

Rescue happens when we meet the external needs of someone in need, and then an even greater rescue takes place when we can connect our soul with their broken and hurting soul in a way that brings healing.

Every life is sacred. Connection with others is a fundamental human need, and the only real method of connection is through authentic communication. We are living in an unprecedented paradox where social technology has enabled us to interact 24/7 with more people than ever before but studies show we are more disconnected than ever before. Add to that the coronavirus pandemic that is causing an epidemic of loneliness and social isolation and the problem is further perpetuated.  This phenomenon is referred to as Relational Poverty.

What if we could help someone out of relational poverty? What if we all had the power to rescue someone who is hurting and feeling disconnected from people who care? What if we knew how to connect with them in a soul-healing way? What if we just needed to discover it and develop it?

We contend that the world would be a better place. Maybe your private world would be better. Maybe there would be more joy, peace, harmony, and less pain and heartache. Maybe we wouldn’t need so many professional counselors. Maybe we would all be healthier in body, mind, and spirit. Maybe you could save someone’s life.

This site can help you unlock your God-given power to connect in a soul-healing, life-changing way with hurting people.

When two people connect with the soul, something is poured out of one and into the other that has the power to heal the soul of its deepest wounds and restore it to health. The one who receives experiences the joy of being healed. The one who gives knows the even greater joy of being used to heal.

Dr. Larry Crabb

Being made to connect is one of the results of being made in God’s image.

Each of us has been designed to be a vital part of God’s rescue team.

Therefore, we instinctively share our Creator’s passion for life and connecting with one another.  

There is so much in life to accomplish, but I believe the most important mission in life on this side of Heaven is to connect with broken people and bring them the gifts that can heal and nourish their souls. We can’t always help with external circumstances that are behind brokenness and pain, but we can help with the internal suffering that results. When we connect with one another in the right ways, healing takes place. Furthermore, we believe that people want to connect in meaningful, healing ways, but we simply don’t know how.

Have you ever avoided going to a funeral because you didn’t know what to say? Have you avoided an encounter with a homeless person or corner beggar because you didn’t know what to say? Have you seen someone in obvious distress, alone and looking lost, identifying with them, hurting for them but you don’t know what to do or say, so at best you say a short prayer for them and go on? Have you known that you need to reach out to someone who is grieving but you don’t because you feel so inadequate to help? 

We have done one or all of these, way too many times. Sadly, we’ve never had any training in HOW to respond to hurting people, with our only training coming from having been that hurting person at times.

People want to connect in meaningful ways but simply don’t know how.

That’s why this site was created. I want to help others realize the enormous benefits of connecting when it is done the right way… a way the heals the soul and rescues. To make this site a resource for all, we need your help. Spend some time with it and contribute from your experience where we fall short. When we all contribute with and from our connections, we all can find healing from the inside out.

Understanding how to live connected

Living connected is counter-intuitive, so it will take understanding How to live connected and then being intentional about living that way. Here is a list to memorize as a place to start. Study each one and like anything else, practice them in order to get better at it. Remember, this is life-changing for you and for those that need you.

What To Do?