Apart from the support I get from my church family I continue to be a member of an online forum which gives brilliant support to men and women, day in, day out, year upon year.
The wisdom one finds among these members is phenomenal. People give freely of their time to help others. I’ve been a member of this forum since 2011 and I don’t know what I would have done without it. I know others feel the same. I’ve even read of people going to bed with there laptops with the forum pages open. This was because the forum was such a lifeline at a time when people were going through possibly the hardest time in their lives. It is as though the forum members are there, walking you through the horrendous time.
This is not Christian forum, although there are a number of Christians among its members. Everyone on the forum is anonymous which means you can be pretty free with your thoughts, troubles and questions. Of course, one should never give too much detail away as this might identify you to someone who could stumble across your posts.
For anyone struggling with any issue, circumstance or who is just questioning, I strongly recommend membership of a well-run, carefully moderated, supportive online forum.
I’ve spent the last few months with a new male friend. It’s platonic. And he’s not a Christian. I’m really glad that I’ve stuck to my guns, and my increasingly-honed Christian principles, and not got involved on a physical basis whatsoever. Nada.