Episode 20: Loneliness and Suffering with K.J. Ramsey

Hope for the Lonely with Charlotte Donlon

17-12-2019 • 45 mins

Charlotte talks to K.J. Ramsey about loneliness and suffering.K.J. Ramsey is a therapist, writer, and recovering idealist who believes sorrow and joy coexist. Her first book, This Too Shall Last: Finding Grace When Suffering Lingers, releases with Zondervan in May 2020 and is available for preorder. You can follow K.J.'s writing at kjramsey.com.Show NotesK.J. offers much insight, wisdom, and grace in this conversation about loneliness and suffering. She believes in noticing the grace we encounter in the middle of our stories and provides examples of that throughout our conversation.A recent article by K.J. in Christianity Today about lamenting in community:https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2019/november-web-only/neuroscience-and-scripture-agree-it-helps-to-lament-in-comm.htmlLean more about K.J. and her writing:http://kjramsey.com/Learn more about K.J.'s book:https://kjramsey.com/bookCharlotte Donlon is a writer, a spiritual director for writers, and the founder and host of the Our Faith in Writing podcast and website (https://www.ourfaithinwriting.com/). Charlotte’s writing and work are rooted in noticing how art helps us belong to ourselves, others, God, and the world. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Curator, The Christian Century, Christianity Today, Catapult, The Millions, Mockingbird, and elsewhere. Her first book is The Great Belonging: How Loneliness Leads Us to Each Other (https://charlottedonlon.com/the-great-belonging-book). You can subscribe to her newsletter (https://charlottedonlon.substack.com/) and connect with her onTwitter (https://twitter.com/charlottedonlon) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/charlottedonlon/).