Lonely or Just Alone?

Lonely young woman sitting holding her knees, looking down

Are You Lonely or Just Alone?

From Single Matters online magazine

“Instead of viewing aloneness as a shameful condition to cure, think of it as one of freedom and opportunity.”  – Lauren Mackler, Soulmate

Being alone is not the same as being lonely. Though some resist being alone, it doesn’t have to be that way. Solitude can prove to be valuable time for personal growth. I was single with three children for 16 years. I spent many times alone and was not lonely. The weekends when my children were with their father, I planned activities for myself. I also learned to accept and even enjoy solitude. Read more. . .

Single Matters is a ministry for men and women who have a desire to be healthy and whole singles so they can be all God created and redeemed them to be for single life or for preparation for marriage.

Gail in purple speaking with hand gesturesGail raised three children as a single mother before she remarried. She has experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being the single head-of-household. As an educator in regular and special education for twenty years she knows a great deal about child development and how to handle kids. She is the founder of SMORE for Women, a nonprofit whose goal is Single Moms, Overjoyed, Rejuvenated, and Empowered. She is a Certified Professional Coach and her stories have been published in several Christian books and magazines. Her book, Living Learning Loving is available on CreateSpace, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble online.


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