Feeling lost and unwanted – like no one cares about you – is surprisingly normal! Every human being, no matter how loved or happy they seem, feels like nobody cares at some point in their lives. It’s just that most of us hide and bury our feelings because we’re embarrassed or even ashamed. Read through the comments section at the […]
The holidays will never be the same. After you lose someone you love, you’re not the same, either. These five ways to get through the holidays when you’re grieving won’t erase your pain or bring anyone back from the dead, but they may help you find a little hope, peace, and acceptance. It sucks, I’m so sorry for your loss! […]
The grieving process is scary! Grief can feel overwhelming – a mixture of fear, confusion and pain that makes you feel like you’re losing your mind or going crazy. But the craziness of grief is essential to healing. You’re normal if you feel scared of the overpowering, overwhelming rush of emotions that grief brings. Fear not, for I bring tidings […]
“I want to go home” was all I could think for three years — the whole time I lived in Africa! “If I was at home right now, all my problems would be gone. I’d be safe and happy with my friends and family.”
When I lived in Africa — I taught missionaries’ kids at an American Christian school in Nairobi, Kenya — I was the loneliest, most homesick “missionary” I knew! I didn’t consider myself a missionary at the time, but I was definitely struggling with a bad case of homesickness.
You don’t want to burden others with your problems, but you’re struggling to cope. When does “I don’t want to be a burden” become unhealthy? At some point, your desire to protect your family and friends doesn’t just backfire, it creates serious problems in your relationships.