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Single Parenting

Being a single parent has it’s own challenges. And we hope to bring you tools, expert advice and encouragement.

Single Moms Shouldn’t Live With Regret

If you are a single mother and find yourself living with regret, I hope you know you are not alone. But you don’t have to continue thinking about your life with regret. The Shriver Report polled 3,500 adults in 2013 to learn: “Low-income women and single moms are more likely to live with regret.” When asked what they wished they …

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How To Deal With Nasty People

When I was divorced, I was crushed. I lost my sense of self and didn’t fully realize what I was dealing with. It took many years for me to learn what I am sharing here. I had no knowledge or experience in coping with people who are not credible and were not concerned for my well-being. Looking back my weaknesses …

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First Christmas Morning Without My Kids

“Joy to the World” was playing on the car radio, but I did not feel any joy in my world. It was five days before Christmas — the first Christmas since my divorce and the first one I would spend without my children. They were born like “stair steps” — three babies in 37 months. The older two were in …

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When Grace Finds Me

After a long day at work, drained from training and the pressures of meeting deadlines, I get into my car, trying to ignore the fact that my oil change is long overdue and surprised that my tires are still hanging in there. After picking up my kids I drive home, going over today’s to-do list in my mind. I’m wondering if …

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Single Parent: Stop Living Moment To Moment

If single parenthood has taught me anything in life, it’s this: It is possible to live your life in 24-hour spurts. In fact, in the beginning of my single mom status, it was literally all I could handle emotionally and physically. I prepped and was ready for the next day, and had no energy left to plan any further than that. …

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Are You Lonely Or Just Alone?

“Instead of viewing aloneness as a shameful condition to cure, think of it as one of freedom and opportunity.” – Lauren Mackler, Soulmate Being alone is not the same as being lonely. Though some resist being alone, it doesn’t have to be that way. Solitude can prove to be valuable time for personal growth. I was single with three children …

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Modeled Behavior

In the quest to solve the mystery of relationships, children and teenagers turn to many sources. But the most impactful source of all is the modeled behavior they see from their parents. If you are like me, my parents gave me little to no relational advice. Mostly, it was the usual, “Keep your hands to yourself,” “If we ever catch …

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ABCs For Single Parenting: Part 9

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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3 Keys To A Successful Single Mom Life

Single mothers are my heroes. I have worked with them officially for over eight years and continue to be amazed by the women who carry on and create a life that would be extremely difficult even without children. I’ve noticed that these moms each have three things in common, the same three things I encourage women to develop when I …

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How Single Dads Can Be Just Like Jesus

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. — Ephesians 5:25 NIV Many men are willing to die; not enough are willing to truly live. Dying is easy. Living is hard. Dads, this one is for you in your role as fathers. Many fathers find it difficult to express genuine emotions or …

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