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3 Tips For Single Dads On Father’s Day

As I sit here writing this, it’s Mother’s Day morning. In the month of June, we celebrate fathers. This time of year, I can’t help but reflect on the journey of single parenting. Deuteronomy 11:18-20 (MSG) is one of my favorite parenting scriptures: Place these words on your hearts. Get them deep inside you. Tie them on your hands and …

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When You Don’t Enjoy Single Parenting Anymore

All too often I hear myself thinking about how I never planned on being a single mom at the age of 32. I think about my failed marriage and dwell on the “what if’s.” My thoughts then shift to my most recent dating failures and how the dating scene is really a disappointment. By the time I knew it, I’d …

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3 Ways To Have Faith Like Abraham

I want to have faith like Abraham. But when life is hard … kids are crying … bills are due … you haven’t showered in days …. faith is the last thing you are thinking about! Sometimes I mix up faith with other things. Belief for relief smells like faith. Hope for rest tomorrow looks like faith. Even though Abraham …

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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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ABCs For Single Parenting: Part 13

The ABCs (Absolute Basic Criteria) for Raising Spiritually Sensitive Children – Part 13 The Bible provides sufficient principles for child rearing, but it does not give us a detailed blueprint for every action. Let’s keep in mind that God’s Word speaks clearly of the righteous goal for parenting: “Be ye holy for I am holy” — (1 Peter 1:16). It is …

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A Single Moms Guide To ‘The Talk’ With Small Boys

You don’t always get a ready-made opportunity to cue up a conversation about sex with your kids. Looking back, I remember my own; sitting on the brown polyester shag carpet of my grandfather’s living room when I was a 13-year-old and listening as he uncomfortably beat around the bush for what seemed like pretty near an eternity. What followed was …

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Overcoming Loneliness With The Power Of Hope

Years ago I drove three hours across Iowa from Des Moines through Cedar Falls to the tiny little town of Dyersville, just a few miles off of Highway 20. I rolled down my window and I could hear its music: the sound of gravel crunching beneath my tires and the wind rustling through the corn. Though I’d never been there …

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ABCs For Single Parenting: Part 12

The ABCs (Absolute Basic Criteria) for Raising Spiritually Sensitive Children – Part 12 The Bible provides sufficient principles for child rearing, but it does not give us a detailed blueprint for every action. Let’s keep in mind that God’s Word speaks clearly of the righteous goal for parenting: “Be ye holy for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16). It is …

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ABCs For Single Parenting: Part 11

The ABCs (Absolute Basic Criteria) for Raising Spiritually Sensitive Children – Part 9 The Bible provides sufficient principles for child rearing, but it does not give us a detailed blueprint for every action. Let’s keep in mind that God’s Word speaks clearly of the righteous goal for parenting: “Be ye holy for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16). It is …

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ABCs For Single Parenting: Part 10

The ABCs (Absolute Basic Criteria) for Raising Spiritually Sensitive Children – Part 10 The Bible provides sufficient principles for child rearing, but it does not give us a detailed blueprint for every action. Let’s keep in mind that God’s Word speaks clearly of the righteous goal for parenting: “Be ye holy, for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16). It is …

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