Studies have found that strong social supports improve a woman's prospects for good health and longevity. Conversely, loneliness and a lack of social supports have been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, viral infections, and cancer, as well as higher mortality rates overall. Two researchers have even termed friendship networks a "behavioral vaccine" that boosts both physical and mental health.
- 1 Corinthians 15:33 - Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character."
- Proverb 22: 24-24 - 24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered, 25) or you may learn their ways and get yourself ensnared.
- 1 John 4-7 - Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.