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ABCs For Single Parenting: Part 7

The ABCs (Absolute Basic Criteria) for Raising Spiritually Sensitive Children – Part 7 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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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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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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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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Scars On My Tongue

My tongue is full of scars from having to bite it … often. Oh, it was so hard at times not to let it out.  I have been divorced for more than 10 years. My daughter was 3 when my divorce was final. It wasn’t an easy divorce … what divorce is? I was hurt. I was devastated. I was …

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20 Ways Single Parents Can Pray For Kids

Prayer for Kids

Lord, I prayed for this child, and You have granted me what I asked of You (1 Samuel 1:27). We are told that of the millennials—young people ages 10-29 years old—only 15 percent are Christian. The assignment to pray for our children is essential to raising up a generation that will live for God and withstand the enemy’s attack upon them (Genesis …

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[Fable] The Rude Boy

Rude Boy

There once was a rude boy who would walk every day to a small bridge that reached across a muddy slough. The boy liked to visit the bridge so he could make fun of people who crossed it. “Hey pimple face, your face has more spots than a pizza pie,” the rude boy said to the young man with blotchy …

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