Man Who Lost His Wife Puts Sign in Window Asking for Friends: ‘It’s My Last Resort’
Hello, Christians? Hello, churches?
Instead of obsessing over married-with-children couples and the little kids, teens, and college-aged students (typically in their early 20s), why don’t you stop and realize that the populations in some nations are aging and could use help and companionship?
Stop fixating on The Youth and Nuclear Families and start paying attention to folks outside of those groups – such as never-married singles who are over the age of 29, the divorced, and the widowed.
And let this be a lesson to hyper-marriage-promoters such as (but not limited to) Al Mohler and Bradford Wilcox, that getting married does NOT guarantee that a person will never suffer loneliness in life – if your spouse dies before you do, you will be alone.
If your spouse develops dementia or just loses interest in meeting your emotional needs, you will be alone – while married.
Being married is not a guarantee that you won’t be lonely.
I wish this guy the best. I hope he’s able to make a friend or two.
Sept 15, 2020
by Hannah Sparks
Tony Williams isn’t asking for much.
The 75-year-old from Britain is tugging at the heartstrings of social media following his simple request: a friend.
Williams is still grieving the loss of his wife, Jo, who died in May. Since then, the retired physicist, who has neither children nor other family to visit, says he’s gone days without speaking to anyone.
“Jo was my best friend, and we had a lovely life. But now I’m all by myself. My wonderful wife has just died, and I have nobody,” he told SWNS.
In his desperation, Williams recently took out two ad blocks in his community newspaper — to no avail, according to SWNS, because he didn’t receive a single response.