When Carol Floch realized that her marriage was about to end and that she was about to join the ranks of moms left to raise their children on their own, she could not stop crying. She mourned her shattered hopes and grieved the loss of the family she had always dreamed of. But mostly, she cried for her children. Into Carol's grief, regret, and fear, God's Spirit came with a message from Psalm 84: Build your nest near my altar, and I will be your children's source of security, protection, provision, and blessing. In The Single Mom's Devotional, Carol tells her story and shares with the sisterhood of single moms how they can build their family's nest in the protective shadow of God's presence. Single mothers, whether on their own after a divorce or a husband's death, will discover how to find true life in Christ and allow the strength of that inner life to be the compass by which they navigate an unpredictable future. Near God's altar, the cross of Christ is where single moms will discover life through relinquishment, power through dependence, and hope through surrender. Anchored at the foot of the cross, readers will find daily security and hope as they nourish their souls and nurture their children at a place near God's altar.
Being a mom is tough. Being a single mom is tougher still. Single moms have to be everything to their children, an exhausting and often impossible task. Woman who are raising children on their own are in desperate need of the encouragement and hope that veteran single parents such as author Sandra Aldrich can offer. In a winsome, conversational style, Sandra offers moms practical advice, personal experiences, encouraging anecdotes, and the occasional chuckle. Each chapter begins with appropriate Scripture and ends with a question for personal reflection or group discussion.
Written by a psychologist who's successfully navigated single motherhood herself, this book helps single moms believe they and their families deserve the best life has to offer. Packed with practical tips, smart strategies, and ways to improve the well-being of single moms and their children, this book shows single moms how to improve their leadership and parenting skills. It tackles pressing issues such as self-care, a support network, organizing, finances, discipline, and more. Teresa Whitehurst reminds single moms that they don't need to be overwhelmed and that God loves them, is on their side, and wants to guide and support them every step of the way. While they may get weary, they need never feel alone.
Raising your family on your own can be heartbreaking, lonely and hard to navigate. Suddenly, you are the one who has to have the answers. Remembering that God is always with you and that His love is faithful can give you the confidence to face whatever this new life brings. With a foundation of helpful Scripture verses, each message shares a story, a survival tip and a prayer. Readers will find a faithful companion in this book as they encounter each new experience and learn to embrace their new role. Jeanette Hanscome shares 52 encouraging insights gleaned from her first year as a single mom to two boys. She shares very real struggles and triumphs, from learning to stand on her own to knowing when to ask for or accept help, and deals with both the emotional and the practical challenges of raising her children on her own.
Author: Dana S. Chisholm
Publisher: Beacon Hill Press
Release Date: 2006-09
Genre: Family & Relationships
How can a single mother provide her son with the strength and wisdom most boys receive from their fathers? How will her son learn to be a good man without a healthy male influence around?In today’s world, many women--single mothers, grandmothers, even military wives--are left with the responsibility of raising children on their own. Being a single parent comes with many challenges, but for women one of the most difficult is to raise sons to be strong men and good fathers without a healthy male role model in the home. In Single Moms Raising Sons, Dana Serrano Chisholm speaks from her own experience as a single mother of two boys and inspires other single moms to partner with God--the Father of the fatherless. She teaches them to find strength and wisdom as they allow Christ to be their partner in very real ways--helping them raise their children.From financial concerns to passing on macho, Single Moms Raising Sons supplies honest insight, unifying encouragement, and practical applications to guide mothers as they raise their boys to be the solid, Christian men they want them to be.
Author: Angela Thomas
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2008-05-04
Genre: Family & Relationships
The day Angela Thomas sold the only thing she had, the diamond from her engagement ring, to take care of her kids was the day she began to believe they were going to make it. In that decision, the faith she had always talked about became the faith she was going to learn how to live. In the years since, God has given Angela a passionate desire . . . to live an amazing life, even while raising four kids as a single mom. In this book she shares her hard-earned wisdom on loneliness, dating, finances, and parenting, encouraging every solo mom. "As a gift to our children," she says, "we can become healthy moms who are strong and amazing women in spite of our circumstances."
Author: Jennifer Barnes Maggio
Release Date: 2011-06-01
Leading single-parent authority Maggio explains why the church is called to care for single women and their children. She provides a step-by-step guide to starting a life-changing single moms ministry.
Single moms, you are not alone. You may feel lonely, abandoned, overwhelmed, and ill-equipped in your life as a single mother, but you are not alone on this journey. God is WITH you, and if you are willing, He will help you build a strong home and legacy for your family. As a former single mother, Michelle Lynn Senters understands you could use a little soul nourishment. In the Unseen Companion, she explores the ten needs every single mother has and asks, “God, where are you in this?” Avoiding clichés and hurtful platitudes, Michelle offers true hope from God’s Word. Her reflections, seasoned with personal experience, will help you: Trust that God sees your needs and can satisfy them Develop a vibrant relationship with God’s Word Avoid temptation and counterfeit solutions Strengthen your resolve and confidence to raise children of faith Read The Unseen Companion and receive the encouragement your heart longs to hear: “You can do this, God is with you, and He will lead your family in strength and love.” Includes questions at the end of each chapter for reflection, journaling, or group discussion.
The Love Dare challenged individuals to love their spouse more. Closer shows wives and husbands how to grow that love together. Introduced with Scripture verses and engaging stories, these 52 devotionals will inspire couples to draw closer through faith conversations--those quiet talks so vital for emotional and spiritual intimacy in a marriage. Guided, practical action steps round out each reading. Closer, with its flexible weekly format, is an appealing alternative to a daily devotional.
Author: Pam Kanaly
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Family & Relationships
Single motherhood brings with it a unique set of emotional trials, and author Pam Kanaly understands these tribulations firsthand: she raised her two young children on her own after her marriage fell apart. Sustained by her faith in Christ, she began chronicling her journey as a single parent into a diary that one day would become the basis for her mission and this book. The message at the heart of her story-a story that she has shared with thousands of women-is that emotionally stable children come from emotionally stable parents. She continues to spread that message through her ministry, filling each chapter with compassionate advice written with touching candor. Kanaly illustrates, step by step, the journey of how any mother can overcome what she identifies as the nine negative emotions by employing nine positive emotions of transformation. She labels those rollercoaster transitions as: i devastation to acceptancei frazzled to unruffledi inadequacy to confidencei bitterness to forgivenessi loneliness to fellowshipi temptation to disciplinei fear to faithi guilt to gracei defeat to expectation of victoryKanaly uses biblical teaching to inspire women and guide them on a path of understanding, management, and healing. She draws from her own experiences, personal testimonies from other women, and Bible stories to provide comfort specifically for single mothers. Her messages provide an escape from even the darkest of traps. Kanaly's book will empower single moms and challenge them to reach new levels of personal growth while illuminating a pathway to successful parenting when it seems the most daunting.
Bestselling author Michelle McKinney Hammond, whose books have sold over 1.3 million copies, encourages single women to place their need for love in perspective, take their lives off hold, live purposely, and gain a better understanding of how to relate successfully to men. In her candid, no-nonsense style, Michelle assures the reader that the journey toward finding a mate for life does not have to be filled with anxiety or regret. She warmly offers encouragement from her own life experiences and gleans godly principles from Ruth, a sister in the Bible who got her man, to show readers how to get the love they want. Those stuck in the dead-end dating scene, along with those on an involuntary relationship fast, need to know that marriage could very well be on the horizon...if only they learn how to be found by the man they've been looking for. Formerly titled Ending the Search for Mr. Right