Jacksonville, Florida

Loneliness at the Holidays

How many of you are Christian women with a husband who doesn’t believe? Or children who don’t attend with you? That makes the holidays lonely when you want to attend church functions but you don’t want to go alone.

Loneliness is a tough time at the holidays for people who have no one near. It can also be hard for Christians who have no support at home for their beliefs. When they want to go to the Christmas musical or play, they might decide not to go because going alone is no fun.

If you know someone who does not have any family who attends church functions with them, pull them aside and invite them to join you, especially if you’re going alone. If enough solo attendees get together, it could turn into a party.

And don’t forget, no matter how many times you have to do things by yourself, you’re never really alone, Jesus is always with you. Bible verse Matthew 28:20 reads, … And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

Celebrate Christmas with friends and family whether they believe or not. And if you find yourself going to church alone, just remember to save a seat next to you. If’s it crowded, keep room in your heart. Jesus is a good fit whether in the pew or in your soul.


  1. Good reminder, Kathy, and great advice!

    1. Thanks. I hope it works for at least one person who feels alone at the holidays.

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