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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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4 Keys To Perseverance

Believe and persevere are two words that are loaded with promise for the fruitful future. Without believing, you won’t think you can persevere. And without persevering, you won’t have the fruit of what you believe. We all have beliefs. A belief is simply what you think to be true. I am not referring to your religious beliefs here. I am, rather, …

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Gathering Your Peeps: 3 Friends You Need As A Single Mom

The strongest friendships are born out of adversity. There is so much comfort to be gained from someone who is going through the same things we are. I think that’s why it’s easier for children to make friends. At a young age, we all have the same basic life: school, family, play. As we grow older, of course, our lives …

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Single Parenting A Teenager 101

Do you ever wish the Bible was just a tad more specific when it comes to parenting a troubled teenager? Like an exact how-to for each and every narcissistic, smarty-pants, head-butting, know-it-all episode? Boy, I sure do! Some time ago, I had some pretty severe issues with my youngest son, then 17. Despite being raised in a Christian home, he …

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Why You’re Settling For The Wrong Person (And What To Do About It)

It was our second date. And quite honestly, one date too many. As I sat across from this man I’d known only a couple of weeks, a million reasons crossed my mind as to why I shouldn’t be there. I’d just witnessed him making fun of someone. He talked non-stop about the other women he’d recently dated. He was arrogant. …

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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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God Does Not Have A Plan B For You

When I became single for the second time in my life, it wasn’t part of the plan. Life had taken an abrupt turn, and single motherhood became my new reality. I grieved in the beginning. Not only for the losses my family would suffer, but because it didn’t match what I believed God was calling me toward in ministry. You …

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