Advice for the Lonely

Reader Interactions


  1. Pastor,
    Reading this brought back a memory from my Mother, whom I think about a lot right now because of her failing health. In my youth, she once said to me, “Being alone doesn’t mean you have to be lonely.” I tucked that away into my heart, along with her lessons on using that “alone” time productively. Thanks for the reminder!

  2. How wise! Also, how unselfish. I will keep this one in my heart. God bless you.

  3. Irene Graef taught me much about this one…….reaching out to the lonely, that is! I can recall praying with her one Wed. night and before we began, she looked all around the auditiorium. When I asked her if she was looking for someone specific, she replied “No, I just want to make sure everyone has someone to pray with and no one is left out.” That really taught me much! Here was a much loved, popular lady, looking to reach out to anyone who might be left out or lonely. I saw Irene do this faithfully every week! I try to do the same, especially when I see people sitting in church alone. I am so thankful for the example of godly leaders!

  4. Ken,

    I read this book after you recommended it on this site. There is an outstanding portion about how to handle unjust treatment from others (even Christians). Tom Carson handled it so well that Don didn’t learn of it until it was recounted by his professor in a college class. The professor concluded his teaching of the matter by stating, “The first thing I want to see when I get to heaven is Tom Carson’s crown.” Tom purposed that he would not criticize or complain when mistreated but would pray for the Christian leader that was mistreating him!