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Laura Polk

Laura Polk is a writer, speaker and textile designer. Like most single moms, she never intended to parent alone. In fact, growing up in a family of divorce, Laura saw firsthand how it affects the children in the family. Because of this dual perspective, she has a real passion for single moms to choose a different path than what the world encourages them to take, so they can build a new version of their family.

Dear Singles: Don’t Miss Your Moment

Dear Singles, I know. Another letter telling you all the things you should focus on while you’re single. How you should make this your time to serve, and how you should enjoy those years of doing what you want before life gets crazy, and blah blah blah. This isn’t about that. Because the truth about being single is that most …

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Is Your Singleness Controlling Your Life?

I hate dieting. Plus I’m really not very good at it. I try. I just lose interest about 10 minutes into any diet I begin. But that doesn’t stop me from continuing to do it. In my lifetime I’ve probably tried dieting at least 50 times. Only to come to the realization (and maybe a couple pounds less) that I …

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5 Subtle Signs You’re Dating Someone With An Addiction

It seems like it would be a no-brainer, right? But recognizing the fact that you’re dating someone with an addiction isn’t always cut and dried. Despite what people think and the stereotypes that exist, most addicts are very good at hiding their problem. If you have never been exposed to someone with an issue, it can be very hard to …

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When You Think God’s Promises Are For Everyone But You

It’s funny the baggage we carry through life while leaving other good things behind. The bad stuff really is easier to believe (thanks, Pretty Woman). As Christians, we want to believe that God’s grace is enough to cover everything we’ve done and everything that’s been done to us. We strive to lay it down and let Him take it over. …

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Stop Disqualifying Yourself From Love

When you’re single, sometimes it’s hard to see things clearly. For many of us, a significant other is a sounding board in a lot of ways. They help us talk through the untruths we feel so we can realize the truth in front of us. When you don’t have that person in your life who’s building you up and helping …

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Why The Church Can’t Heal Your Broken Heart

I’d been out of the church I loved for nearly a year. I was so hurt by what had happened after my divorce. So angry at how I’d been treated. I couldn’t bear to walk through the doors at times. But over that time, as I lashed out at God and everyone around me for what I was feeling, I …

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Why Divorced People Struggle With The Church

Recently, another mom reached out to me with a story I’ve heard way too often. Nothing lights me on fire more than hearing about a struggling single parent making their way to church, only to get lectured throughout the service about divorce. Personally, it’s happened to me more times than I can count. And many of those occurred before I became …

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Are You Overthinking Your Relationship?

Writers are overthinkers by nature, I think. We spend our days pondering life and the world and our place in it. We pay attention to every detail, every emotion and every action that comes together in front of us. Truth be told, we can get a little obsessed thinking about most areas of our lives. I once convinced myself that …

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Dating The Divorced: The One Question You Need To Ask

It’s interesting when you’re single for the second round. You get to hear a lot of life stories, ponder a lot of life lessons, and get insight into a lot of life’s mishaps in different marriages. Because when you’ve been married and then lost that relationship, others who have done the same feel free to share their stories. In the …

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Please. Stop Telling Single Parents How Strong They Are

People always tell me how strong I am, like it’s a compliment. And I get it, really. It’s meant as one. After all, being strong is a good thing in this life. Something we all strive toward. We all want to be seen as capable, and confident, and someone others can depend on. As Christians, we know that our true …

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