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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.

We Learn From Experience And So Do Our Kids

It has to be one of the most difficult things ever to watch your child cope with life’s heartaches. Even when we know that learning and spiritual growth come about during life’s trials, it isn’t easy to watch. It is natural for parents to want to protect their child. Though we all desire for life to be absolutely fair, it …

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Why Work Is Not a Dirty Word

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters” (Colossians 3:23 NIV). Single parents often carry more than their portion of guilt. Guilt over the failed marriage. Guilt over not ever marrying the other parent. Guilt over not being financially able to provide fun things for the children. That guilt …

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Are You Afraid To Be Vulnerable?

Vulnerability When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.    –Madeleine L’Engle As a single mom, I wanted to appear that I had it all under control, which was seldom the truth. But the …

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ABCs For Single Parenting: Part 5

The ABCs (Absolute Basic Criteria) for Raising Spiritually Sensitive Children – Part 5 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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How Single Parents Raise A Secure Child

When I was raising three kids as a single mother, I was often too exhausted to think straight. I needed direction or a director. Now I’m a tough old bird with a soft spot for single moms, and I learned a few things along the way. Single parents must make an effort to bond with their children. This is important …

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ABCs For Single Parenting: Part 4

The ABCs (Absolute Basic Criteria) for Raising Spiritually Sensitive Children – Part 4 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 3

The ABCs (Absolute Basic Criteria) for Raising Spiritually Sensitive Children – Part 3 Third in our series on things single parents need to know to raise healthy kids. ABCs for Single Parenting: Part 3 covers G, H & I. The Bible provides sufficient principles for child rearing, but it does not give us a detailed blueprint for every action. Let’s …

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ABCs For Single Parenting: Part 2

The ABCs (Absolute Basic Criteria) for Raising Spiritually Sensitive Children – Part 2 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

THE ABCs (Absolute Basic Criteria) FOR RAISING SPIRITUALLY SENSITIVE CHILDREN The first 3 of 26 topics represent what I believe to be the absolute basic criteria for raising spiritually sensitive children. I have begun with Authority because it is the absolute foundation of good parenting. That doesn’t mean that I believe that the authoritarian style of parenting is the most …

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Grace Of Aloneness Is Amazing

When I was born, my siblings were eight, twelve, and sixteen—much too old to want to play with me. I spent my early years entertaining myself. I spent many hours in solitude. Later in life after a divorce, with three young children, I craved that time alone. And then I resented it passionately when it came, like the anticipation of …

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