Suddenly Single Mom

52 Messages of Hope, Grace, and Promise

Author: Jeanette Hanscome

Publisher: Worthy Publishing

ISBN: 1617957860

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 564

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.

God Loves Single Moms

Practical Help for Finding Confidence, Strength, and Hope

Author: Teresa Whitehurst

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441213693

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 190

View: 9838

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.

The Unseen Companion

God With the Single Mother

Author: Michelle Lynn Senters

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 0802493912

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 5817

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.

All Things Beautiful

31 Devotions for Single Moms

Author: Nikki Leonti Edgar

Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC

ISBN: 1424556295

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 6608

At age fifteen, Nikki Leonti signed a record deal and had a successful Christian music career. Three years later she became pregnant out of wedlock, which caused many to turn away from her. When she envisioned her future, she didn’t foresee her life falling apart. Suddenly she was a single parent. Many single parents feel alone, ashamed, hopeless, confused, or just plain tired—tempted to give in to the negative voices that say it’s impossible to fulfill the dreams of their youth. From personal stories of overcoming, to Scriptures that were her anchor during the most difficult moments, Nikki shares transparently her journey of experiencing God’s redeeming grace. This book will help you:Re-center your heart and mind towards what is good.Navigate through the uncertainty that comes with single parenting.Discover that your baggage can be the source of the greatest joy and restoration.Get back on track to fulfill the incredible purpose God has for your life! There is no perfect parent and being a single parent can make you feel even more imperfect. If you’ve experienced the end of relationship, divorce, or loss of a spouse, this book is a great source of encouragement for parenting solo. There is not a past too messy that can keep God from transforming the most hopeless situation into a beautiful story.

The Single Mom's Devotional

A Book of 52 Practical and Encouraging Devotions

Author: Carol Floch

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 1441225080

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 3157

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.

The Kickass Single Mom

Be Financially Independent, Discover Your Sexiest Self, and Raise Fabulous, Happy Children

Author: Emma Johnson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 014313115X


Page: 288

View: 5142

When Emma Johnson's husband moved out, leaving her broke, pregnant, and home alone with a toddler, she couldn't find the advice she needed to thrive as a single professional woman and parent. So in 2012, two years after her marriage ended, Johnson launched a blog on her newfound, successful life as a single mom. Now this book will help millions of women confront the naysayers in their lives (and in their own minds) to build a thriving career and achieve financial security, and to reignite their romantic life-all while being a kickass parent to their kids.

The God Who Sees Me

Single Moms of the Bible and Their Lessons for Today

Author: Stephane Paul,Colombia Publishing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692694558


Page: 116

View: 6493

In The God, Who Sees Me, you will see how God provided for three single mothers in the Bible: Hagar, the widow in Zarephath, and the widow with the oil. All three women struggled with many of the same issues single mothers struggle with today: child support, tight budgets, debts, and not being able to give their children everything they need. In each woman's story, you will see how God provided for these women and their children. Through the examples of the Biblical single mothers, this book will encourage you to have faith in God and know that He is with you on the single mom journey. He can be your provider, protector, and companion if you simply let go of everything holding you back and turn to Him like these women did.

Heart Hugs for Single Moms

52 Devotions to Encourage You

Author: Sandra P. Aldrich

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 1441226257

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 3706

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.

Single Moms Raising Sons

Preparing Boys to Be Men When There's No Man Around

Author: Dana S. Chisholm

Publisher: Beacon Hill Press

ISBN: 9780834123083

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

View: 3583

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.

My Single Mom Life

Stories and Practical Lessons for Your Journey

Author: Angela Thomas

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 141857029X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 9304

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."

Peace and the Single Mom

50 Moments of Calm in the Chaos

Author: Jennifer Maggio

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539476719


Page: 232

View: 6282

Single Mom: Are you overwhelmed, stressed out, and fed up? Are you desperate to find peace in the storm? Partner with Jennifer Maggio to win the battle over self-doube, regret, and fear. Peace and the Single Mom offers 50 moments of calm in the chaos, guiding single moms to strength and hope.

Slender Reeds: Jochebed's Hope

Author: Texie Susan Gregory

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

ISBN: 1634099621

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7017

Four hundred years in slavery, the Hebrew people await deliverance. . . . And while it is still dark, God is at work. Jochebed’s entire life has been a faith journey as she seeks her mother’s God. The daughter of a Hebrew slave and master basket weaver, Jochebed knows the stories of her ancestors but wonders if the Lord cares how they suffer under the hand of Pharaoh Ramses. . .and if the promised deliverance will ever really come. Ramses, warned of Egypt’s destruction, vows to do whatever is necessary to protect his two great loves, Egypt and Nefertari, unaware that satisfying one will sacrifice the other. Shiphrah, the half-Egyptian midwife tasked to kill Hebrew male infants, yearns for a place to belong and remembers childhood stories of a merciful God. Doubts are a constant companion to Jochebed, but her foundation of faith leads her to defy the most powerful man in the world in a deadly race to save her son and, ultimately, God’s chosen people. Two women, each following the dangerous path God has set before them—this is their story.

Unbroken Faith

Spiritual Recovery for the Special Needs Parent

Author: Diane Dokko Kim

Publisher: Worthy Publishing

ISBN: 1683971795

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 2641

When a parent hears that their child has a disability, hearts and hopes are often broken. But faith doesn’t have to be. In Unbroken Faith, Dianne Dokko Kim comes alongside you as a fellow special needs parent to help you reconcile the premise of a good God with the devastating realities of raising a disabled child. Kim courageously articulates deep-seated, unspoken doubts and fears you may have but are afraid to voice: Will my child still have a full life? Can I do this? Where is God in all this? As you are adjusting to your new normal, Kim’s biblical-based encouragement will help you understand that you are not alone, that God gets it, and that God’s Word is entirely relevant to the raw and messy yet hallowed spaces of special needs parenting.

Going Solo

Hope and Healing for the Single Mom or Dad

Author: Robert Beeson

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 1684280451

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 514

As parents face the difficult reality of a broken home, a sense of being completely overwhelmed can shut down the perspective they need to find restoration. Parents need to know that they can choose to define this season of their lives, instead of becoming defined by circumstances. They can deliberately look toward God and come to a deeper understanding of His true nature, power, and intimate care. As this former Christian music industry executive shares his story of divorce, his seven years as a single father, and his transition to a second marriage and a blended family, he also offers readers some hard-learned lessons and insights on being an effective, empathetic, and empowered single parent, answering crucial questions such as:How do I find peace when everything around me is chaos?How do I manage meeting needs when I have nothing to give?How and where do I begin again?The author addresses the fears and exhaustion of single parenting, while revealing the keys to gaining strength and courage for each day. He also shares how he found his “solo” relationship with his heavenly Father through his “solo” parenting season. Readers will learn five helpful habits and practical healing principles they can immediately apply in this season of life.

21 Days of Love

Stories That Celebrate Treasured Relationships

Author: Kathy Ide

Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC

ISBN: 1424551552

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 3077

Love can be found in many treasured relationships: boyfriend-girlfriend, husband-wife, parent-child … with a special friend, teacher, or pet … in the kindness of a stranger. We even have a national holiday to celebrate love. The greatest love ever known is God’s abundant love for us, His children. And He often demonstrates that perfect love through imperfect people. These stories represent all kinds of love. Woven through each story is the sustaining hand of our loving heavenly Father. On Valentine’s Day—and every day—whether your life is chocolates and flowers or loneliness and pain … let these stories fill your heart with hope, peace, and most important, love.

The Single Mom Challenge

Rebuilding Your Faith, Family, and a New Vision for Your Future

Author: Laura Polk

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781983748134


Page: 220

View: 8349

Most single moms never intended to parent alone. The shock of being thrust into this new lifestyle and the overwhelming responsibility it holds leaves many stunned and unable to move past simply meeting the day-to-day needs of their family. For Christians, the toll on their faith can leave them discouraged and wondering where God is in the midst of it all. In this guide to getting back on your feet and reigniting your faith, Polk challenges other moms to address the wounds, renew their faith, and move forward toward God's plan for their future. Offering pragmatic advice from one single mom of faith to another, and 16 challenges designed to help guide you forward, Laura shares her personal journey while pulling in stories and encouragement from others along the way. An essential for any Christian single mom.

From Broken Vows to Healed Hearts

Seeking God After Divorce, Through Community, Scripture, and Journaling

Author: Rebecca L. Mitchell

Publisher: Kregel Publications

ISBN: 082544523X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

View: 1016

Divorce can be a sensitive topic for Christians. After all, a husband and wife are supposed to be "one flesh." Yet even in the church, divorce rates continue to be substantial. And women are desperate for biblically based guidance, encouragement, and hope--not to sweep their pain under the rug and pretend broken vows don't exist but to know that complete healing is possible. Rebecca Mitchell knows this because she has experienced divorce firsthand. Her marriage crumbled after twenty-five years, and she went through every stage of grief. But one day she realized she needed to stop being trapped by the past and move forward. She refused to accept the role of victim. Her journey to healing and her experience leading a support group in her home church led to a conviction that others could be helped in the same way: through engaged community, biblical self-care, and compassionate reflective practices. This unique book covers topics such as depression, loneliness, forgiveness, hope, and even joy. Each of the twelve chapters includes five days of devotionals and journaling questions. From Broken Vows to Healed Hearts leads readers through the process of realizing that brokenness is a stage, not an identity. Mitchell encourages women to maintain hope for healing, to be patient with the time recovery takes, to be committed to community, and, above all, to seek God.

The Badass Single Mom's Survival Guide

21 Life Hacking Tips

Author: H. Hudson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546499862


Page: 56

View: 602

A short and sassy guide to navigating the first phases of your journey as a single mom. These 21 tips shot from the hip and hard-won wisdom of a veteran single mom cover such important topics as building a community, teaching your kids to cook, managing finances, getting a dating life, and generally staying sane while keeping your sense of humor in tact along the way.