Many thanks to Zac Hicks for participating in Hope for the Lonely: On the Record Q&A.Read More
Do you have thoughts about loneliness and hope you’d like to share with others? I’m going to start posting non-anonymous Q&A’s about loneliness and hope here on my website and in my Hope for the Lonely email newsletter, and I’d love to include your ideas and experiences.Read More
Our lives are made of stories. But some of our stories are more foundational to who we are, to who we have become. I describe “soul stories” as personal stories that touch our souls and the essence of who we are in some way. These are the stories that form us and impact how we interact with God, others, and ourselves.
When I mention soul stories, what comes to mind? When I mention soul stories of loneliness, what comes to mind?Read More
My experiences have shown me that loneliness is pretty complicated, so I don’t believe spiritual Band-Aid solutions will work. If we slow down and notice what’s going on in our hearts and souls, we might discover the loneliness returns within minutes or hours or days. We might find there’s a lingering sense of loneliness that really might never go away as long as we are inhabitants of this world.Read More
We all experience loneliness at times, but not many people are willing to talk about their loneliness. I’m starting a new Soul Storying podcast that explores loneliness and how it intersects with faith, and I would love your help. Below is a link to an anonymous survey with six questions about loneliness that will take just a few minutes to answer.Read More
Some of us feel the depth of our loneliness more intensely because of our wiring or our wounds or both. But I’m convinced all of us know some degree of loneliness even though we don’t talk about it. Well, I’ve seen poets talk about it. Poets are great at naming what the rest of us want to avoid. We walk around with smiles plastered on our faces, numbing our loneliness or misnaming it or camouflaging its secrecy with busy-ness and denial.Read More