December 12, 2018

Lore Ferguson Wilbert on Loneliness and Friendship

Each week this season on By Faith, I’m talking with a guest about the ins and outs of friendship. As I wrote about in my book, Messy Beautiful Friendship, friendship isn’t easy for anyone; it takes time, intentionality, and lots of grace. And sometimes we have to navigate complexities and hurts in friendship that leave us uncertain and crushed. I’m right there with you, and my guests are here to help us think through it all.

This season we’ve looked at friendship from so many angles. We’ve defined friendship, talked about how to make friends, how to be vulnerable with others, and how to deal with hurts and insecurities in friendship. We’ve looked at practical ways to love and serve our friends, and we’ve explored friendship for men and women, and the pastor and the pastor’s wife. I’ve loved putting this podcast together for you, and I thank you for joining in to listen and interact with the content.

I want to say thank you for an incredible season of By Faith. Thank you for coming along with me on this exploration of friendship. I’m also grateful for my wonderful guests, who’ve given of their time to share their wisdom with us. Finally, I want to say a special thank you to my Patreon supporters who have made this season happen. Their financial support means I can continue to produce this podcast for you week after week, and it’s just good to have people in my corner rooting me on. Find out how you can join my team here. 

Today marks the last interview for this season on friendship. Next week join me for an "Ask Me Anything" episode where I’ll be answering your questions alongside my friend Jo.

(Also, in today's episode, I announce where we're headed next on By Faith, so make sure you listen all the way to the end!)

I’ve invited Lore Ferguson Wilbert to help me close out this season on friendship. Lore is a wife and writer. In fact, she’s one of my favorite writers, and I’m thrilled that she’s currently working on her first book. Lore and her husband have moved several times in their young marriage, and so I asked her to join me in order to talk about transition and loneliness. I think this conversation will be an encouragement to you today in whatever longing or aching you’re feeling when it comes to friendship, or just in whatever longing you’re experiencing in life in general. Lore talks about how God has good purposes even in our loneliness.

Listen to my conversation with Lore Ferguson Wilbert on iTunes or, if you're on my website, in the embedded player below. Enjoy!


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