All the Ammunition You’ll Need to Conquer Loneliness!
“The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and a few solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence.” (Pretty grim, huh? But have no fear, much has been learned about overcoming loneliness and its gloomy companion, depression.)
Thomas Wolfe’s hopeless evaluation might seem daunting to Christian singles interested in dating a wonderful Christian man or woman, but take heart! Come with me, your dating coach Katherine, along a tried and true path to happiness and fulfillment. I want to show you how to banish your own constellation of emotional hobgoblins once and for all, as I did, 10 years ago.
My shyness was the open door that allowed loneliness and depression to walk right in. Over the years I read various self-help books by psychologists and I tried their remedies but there was always something missing, the “missing link” that would reach way down to get to the root of my suffering. What I’ve discovered has helped others and will be a godsend to you, too! And, unlike the hapless evolutionist, I’ve found the missing link! It is my great joy to share it with you.
This guide was written by a Christian for Christians, but if you don’t fit into that catagory, you are very welcome to sift through the articles that apply to you, taking hold of anything that helps you. I care very much about you, too, and I hope I can lift your spirits and encourage you!
Now I will introduce one facet of treatment for loneliness, and later, as we go over other aspects of loneliness, you will learn many new remedies, too. But this one will be easy because all you need to do is open yourself up to the healing balm of laughter. I will set aside periods for breaks so we can lighten up and get our minds off what’s wrong in our lives. It is a positive move to retrain your mind, steadily, to focus on something else and push all sad or angry thoughts aside, if only temporarily in the beginning. As you read these jokes, let yourself relax and enjoy a respite. You deserve a break today. Enjoy!
– Things To Think About Today, Christian Singles-
1. How did a fool and his money get together in the first place?
2. Why do they put Braille on the number pads of drive-thru teller machines?
3. How do they get a deer to cross at that yellow road sign?
4. If nothing sticks to Teflon, how do they stick Teflon to the pan?
5. What’s another word for thesaurus?
6. Why do they sterilize needles for lethal injections?
7. Why do they call it a TV set when you only get one?
8. Why do kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
9. What was the best thing before sliced bread?
10.Can you be a closet claustrophobic?
11.When it rains, why don’t sheep shrink?
12.Can you cry underwater?
13.How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?
14.Why is it that our children can’t read a Bible in school, but they can in prison?
15.How is it that we put a man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?
16.Why argue with an idiot? People watching may not be able to tell the difference.
17.Why, when our forefathers guaranteed us the right to the pursuit of happiness, didn’t they give us a few clues where to find it?
CHRISTIAN SINGLES : GUIDE TO ENDING LONELINESS AND DEPRESSION Cont.
The laughter break is over and I do hope you took some of your medicine, meaning “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine”. We will take breaks for humor as we go along, because laughter brings many physical and emotional benefits, and anything which will retrain your mind to quit playing those old “tapes of sadness, despair and anger” and replace them with new, positive, life giving thoughts and dreams for a happier future will defeat loneliness, depression, and the other emotional stumbling blocks you may have encountered.
Now a Good News vs a Bad News question for your consideration:
We’ll dispense with the bad news as fast as we can. It is this: Loneliness has reached epidemic proportions in North America. Actually it is pandemic as many souls worldwide find themselves alone, disconnected from neighbors and family. Some reasons for this are longer working hours in demanding careers, more mobility, as grown children move far away for new jobs and better climate, etc, and the high tech and digital revolution, which some become addicted to. People may be “cocooning” inside, too much perhaps, due to fear of crime, and maybe they put off meeting new neighbors because they want to avoid inviting the “clinging” sort of neighbor who drops by every day and stays too long.
This cruel epidemic, loneliness, isn’t content with making us feel unloved and unwanted; it is implicated in a host of diseases and infirmities, including heart trouble, ulcers, arthritis and other painful conditions. It contributes to violence in the home, depression, overeating alcohol and substance abuse and more. (Even among Christians!)
However, it may help a little, knowing you are not alone. Most of the souls on Earth are suffering as well and know exactly how you feel. Jesus understands your pain . He lived among us and experienced loneliness because “His own received Him not”. Mother Teresa described the Lord’s sadness when she wrote,” When Christ said ‘I was hungry and you fed me’ he didn’t mean only the hunger for bread, He also meant the hunger to be loved. Jesus Himself experienced this loneliness first hand..’ He came amongst His own and His own received Him not.’ Every human being, in this case, resembles Christ in His loneliness, and that’s the hardest part, that’s the real hunger.” Now the Good News! Taste and see that the Lord is good! Read the following paragraph several times:
Envision the Savior by your side, loving and comforting you , ready to mend your broken heart and hold you in His arms. He cares and wants you to find love here on Earth, as you already have found in Heaven, with our dear Lord.