Subscribe Register Login

Friday, August 22, 2014, 4:56 p.m.
Top Picks - Mobile App

On Christianity

By Billy Graham

This article was published July 16, 2014 at 1:53 a.m.

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: We moved to a new city a few months ago when my husband was transferred. He loves his new job, but I'm miserable because I don't know anyone here, and I'm just getting more and more depressed. I've even thought about going back home, although I don't want to. What would you advise?

-- M.McF.

DEAR M.McF.: As you've discovered, a city can be a very lonely place. People get involved in activities and careers (as has happened with your husband), and it isn't easy for someone in your position to meet new people or find friends.

This is why you'll need to take definite steps to overcome your loneliness. Ways to meet other people would be to get a job, take a college course or get involved in some other activity where you'll be with people (if you don't have family responsibilities that would make this difficult). You may find some of them are just as lonely as you are. But don't get involved in something that won't be uplifting.

The best way to make new friends would be for you and your husband to get involved in a local church. Elsewhere in your letter, you mention that neither of you comes from a religious background, but why not start your journey of faith now? By a simple prayer of faith ask Christ to come into your life, and then ask Him to guide you to a church with programs and activities for people your age.

Not only will a church help you meet people, it will help you grow in your relationship with God. Could anything be more important? The Bible says, "Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" (2 Peter 3:18).

Write to Billy Graham in care of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, N.C. 28201 or visit the website at

billygraham.org

Food on 07/16/2014

Print Headline: On Christianity

Comments on: On Christianity

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Drivers

    - enviro-vac Waste Transport is currently looking for Class...
    ARKADELPHIA, AR

  • Veterinarykenneltech

    receptionist & veterinary assistantexp. preferred. Must be w...
    JACKSONVILLE, AR

  • Sp.lang. pathologist

    Speech Language PathologistThe Northcentral Arkansas Educati...
    MELBOURNE, AR

  • Carriers

    carriers wanted potential monthly earnings from $1,000 to $1...
    Beebe, AR

  • Part-time opportunity

    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is looking for a self motivat...
    Pine Bluff, AR

Search 844 jobs >

Top Picks - Mobile App
Arkansas Online