November 20th, 2019 | 7 mins 45 secs
The Hope for the Lonely podcast is back! I recently finished the manuscript for my forthcoming book: The Great Belonging: How Loneliness Leads Us To Each Other. It will be published by Fortress Press. Look for it in the Fall of 2020. In between now and then look for over a dozen interviews about loneliness, connectedness and the spaces in between. Here's to facing loneliness together...
April 30th, 2019 | 13 mins 29 secs
Charlotte explores connections between loneliness and art and the act of creating. She shares input from others on the topic, as well.
April 22nd, 2019 | 18 mins 43 secs
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Charlotte explores connections between loneliness and busyness, focusing primarily on young adults who are some of the loneliest people in the United States.
April 9th, 2019 | 16 mins 48 secs
Charlotte explores loneliness and marriage primarily through sharing several vulnerable responses about loneliness and marriage from the anonymous online survey for this episode. She also gives a shoutout to how great therapy is for people who need someone to talk to about their loneliness.
April 2nd, 2019 | 13 mins 15 secs
Charlotte explores the complexities of loneliness and some of God's promises we can hold onto in the midst of hoping for a different future.
March 26th, 2019 | 13 mins 57 secs
Charlotte uses a whole episode to offer hope to those who are struggling with loneliness.
March 19th, 2019 | 14 mins 57 secs
Charlotte shares anonymous responses about loneliness and singleness to help listeners better understand how single people experience loneliness.
March 14th, 2019 | 13 mins 17 secs
Charlotte explores different types of loneliness and specific examples of the loneliness people experience.
March 5th, 2019 | 14 mins 16 secs
Charlotte shares responses from Christians who struggle with loneliness from this episode's anonymous survey. She talks about how she believes loneliness is a topic Christians need to be discussing and how stories are a balm for loneliness.
February 26th, 2019 | 15 mins 50 secs
Charlotte shares some of her favorite recent loneliness news.
February 19th, 2019 | 12 mins 54 secs
Charlotte offers encouragement to the person highlighted in Episode 5 and to others who struggle with loneliness. She also explores why it helps us to know that others have struggles that are similar to our own struggles and why vulnerability is a good thing.
February 14th, 2019 | 9 mins 35 secs
Charlotte shares a soul story of loneliness from someone who responded to the anonymous survey for this episode. She asks listeners for help in providing hope and encouragement to this person.
February 12th, 2019 | 10 mins 55 secs
In this episode, Charlotte explores stories of loneliness that she has known during her 16+ years of motherhood. She also shares comments from the anonymous survey for this episode from other mothers about the loneliness they have experienced. Charlotte gives listeners a question to ask that might help them be in their loneliness with a bit more ease.
February 5th, 2019 | 13 mins 36 secs
Charlotte discusses faith and loneliness and how our doubt intersects with our faith and loneliness. She also shares several vulnerable responses about faith and loneliness from the anonymous online survey for this episode.
January 29th, 2019 | 11 mins 24 secs
Charlotte gets the conversation on loneliness started in this episode. When we acknowledge loneliness, when we admit that we sometimes struggle with it, when we speak about it with others, the hold it has on us seems to release a bit.
January 25th, 2019 | 3 mins 1 sec
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Most people struggle with loneliness at various times throughout their lives. Some people struggle with loneliness every day. Many keep their loneliness a secret. But I’ve discovered the more curious I’ve become about my loneliness, the more I’ve read about it and written about it, the less severe it seems. So, I welcome you into a posture of curiosity.