You are not alone in your season of life. Sometimes it may feel as if you are because it seems no one understands you, your situation, your feelings. Maybe you’ve searched for someone. I know, because I’ve been there.
I have been part of the (in)courager Community Groups since they began almost 2 years ago, but even 2 years ago there wasn’t yet a group to fit the season of life that I am experiencing. I’ve written about it before, and I’m upfront about the fact that my husband and I have chosen not to have children. I knew others were out there like me. Maybe they chose not to have children or maybe it’s circumstantial. Either way, I knew someone out there understood. Someone “got me.” It seemed especially hard to find in the Christian community.
So last fall, I volunteered to co-lead a group for Wives Without Children. I found my tribe. I had no idea what I was doing at first, but there’s really nothing to it. Women gather together in a Facebook group to discuss feelings that they might not feel comfortable sharing with others in their lives. We celebrate life’s joys with each other, too. There is encouragement abound, as women share their stories, and we find common ground.
And you know what? There are many groups out there for all seasons of life, not just for wives without children – over 70 groups total this session. Each session lasts about 6 weeks, but most groups carry over from session to session. If you, too, are looking for your people (and you are a woman – sorry, no men!), then head over to (in)courage and learn about the (in)courage Community Groups.