This is a post from my dear friend, Rivera. She is a speaker, encourager, and writer, currently working on her first book while writing devotions for her church. Please follow her blog and encourage her through the journey God has given her. You won’t be sorry!
I particularly enjoyed this post because it speaks closely to a struggle I’ve had for years. (Praying for that “special” friend to come along, feeling isolated and lonely…)
I know you’ll be encouraged!
I remember when I first got married and moved to California from North Carolina, I had no car, no job, and no local friends. What should have been one of the most exciting times in my life, was one of the most lonesome. Our house stayed spotless, not because I’m a freakishly clean housekeeper, but due to pure boredom.
I’ll never forget that period in my life, which is why I’m sensitive when I encounter women who confess feeling isolated. Lately I’ve had several conversations with women of all different backgrounds and circumstances who admitted to having difficulty connecting with other women.
Why is this?
I understand the dilemma of moving into a new area. But what about when we’ve been there several years and still haven’t connected? What then? We can’t blame it all on singleness, because there are married women who struggle too. And social media can’t take all the…
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