People need relationships – connections that bind us to other people. Many suggest that loneliness is the next public health issue; society is more interconnected than ever before, but ironically, loneliness is on the rise. With this in mind, we explore apostle Paul’s heart in establishing relationships. In 1 Thessalonians 2:7-8, we notice Paul’s affection for the letter’s recipients, likening himself to a nursing mother. The average mother spends about 3 months of time per year taking care of her children, and this is the exceptional dedication of mothers which we should all strive to emulate.