When the Holidays are Hard

The December holidays are full of cheer, colorful lights, shopping, time with family and friends. Generally, it’s a cheerful time, but the holiday season can be a difficult time as well, especially post COVID. Maybe you can relate to one of the topics below. Click through to read insightful stories. We hope you’ll realize you’re not alone.

When The Holidays are Hard Girl Talk Podcast Part One

When The Holidays Are Hard Girl Talk Podcast Part Two

When December is Difficult by Max Lucado.

“Do any of these words describe you? Hurried. Scattered. Stuffed. Forgetful. Busy. Behind. Broke.” Read more.

When Christmas is Hard by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

“In the middle of the “most wonderful time of the year,” many of you are facing a dilemma or difficulty. You may have a strained relationship with one or multiple family members. Perhaps you’re lonely or grieving a loss and the holidays are particularly painful for you. Or, this is the busiest time of the year and you dread the rat race that often accompanies this season.” Read more.

A Single Mom at Christmas

“I didn’t plan on being a single mom at Christmas.” Read more.

When Christmas Isn’t Merry

What are you doing for Christmas? Instead of feeling excited at the thought, does that question make you anxious? Or sad?” Read more.

Hope for a Difficult Christmas Season

“While Christmas is full of joy and celebration, the world is not exempt from sorrow during this season.” Read more.

What Grieving People Wish You Knew at Christmas

“While those of us who surround grieving people can’t fix the pain of loss, we can bring comfort as we come alongside those who hurt with special sensitivity to what grief is like during the holidays. Grieving people wish we all knew at least five truths, among others, at Christmas.” Read more.


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