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.
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.
Author: Nikki Leonti Edgar
Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC
Release Date: 2018-04-01
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.
Author: Angela Thomas
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2011-12-06
National speaker and bestselling author Angela Thomas now offers a beautiful, 52-week devotional on joy. Joy often seems illusive and impossible to maintain, but this inspirational devotional combines practical steps to finding joy as well as solid biblical teaching and a deep connection with the heart of women. This 52-week devotional helps readers discover the ever-illusive quality of joy. Bestselling author Angela Thomas draws from her vast experience in teaching and speaking to women all over the country. In this four-page per devotion format, Angela shares an inspirational message, including personal antecdotes; biblical teachings; questions to guide reader into self exploration, with blank lines for personal answers; encouraging quotes; and Bible scriptures for meditation. This book is the perfect choice for the many readers who work through a devotional book each year.
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.
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: Randy Kilgore
Publisher: Discovery House
Release Date: 2011-07-01
Here's a devotional that encourages, informs, inspires, and on occasion amuses the working Christian. God desires to be at the center of every aspect of your life, and that includes the work you do. Each brief, weekly devotional (53 in all!) takes only a few moments to read, focuses on common work-related issues, and shows you how to draw strength from God's Word while applying its timeless principles.
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.
Could you use more peace in the storm? Do you long for your soul to be still and to stop worrying? This 31 day devotional written with single moms in mind will help you focus on your first love, Jesus Christ, while speaking to your life a single parent.
Author: Karol Ladd
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2010-06-15
This life-changing book explores seven principles that can help you become a powerful force in your family, your church, your community, and your world. Through biblical teaching, inspirational quotes, and true stories of women just like you, you will learn to incorporate your life as you have a powerful impact on those around you. Do you want to be a positive woman of powerful influence? Do you want to make a lasting impression on the lives of the people around you? You can become a positive woman—no matter where you find yourself right now—simply by choosing to allow God's power and strength to pour through you. This life-changing book explores seven principles that can help you become a powerful force in your family, your church, your community, and your world. Through biblical teaching, inspirational quotes, and true stories of women just like you, you will learn to incorporate your life as you have a powerful impact on those around you. Every woman—including you—has the potential to become a positive, powerful influence in her world. Never underestimate the power of a positive woman. That woman can be you!
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."
Danielle Bean, editor of Catholic Digest, and Elizabeth Foss, an award-winning blogger, team up to offer daily doses of inspiration, wisdom, and hope for Catholic moms. Now back in print in response to high demand, Small Steps for Catholic Moms gives busy mothers a year's worth of sustenance: brief daily challenges about which to think, pray, and act. Small Steps for Catholic Moms offers daily prompts and suggestions—small steps—for every day of the year to encourage Catholic moms to attain that elusive balance between action and contemplation in everyday life. Each day’s entry includes a short prayer from a saint, a personal prayer composed from the hearts of two mothers, and a small call to action, making this the perfect prayer companion for the busy mom looking for bite-sized spiritual nourishment.
If you are a single mom, you may find yourself asking: Will this loneliness ever go away? If God sees me, why do I feel so overlooked, even by the church? How can I build a spiritually strong home with so little support--and so little time? Michelle Senters has felt these exact burdens, and in The Unseen Companion she speaks right to them, giving heart-to-heart encouragement to single moms who need to know that God is with her. Avoiding clichés and hurtful platitudes, Michelle offers true hope from God's Word. Her reflections, seasoned by personal experience, will help you: Trust that God sees your needs and can satisfy them Develop a vibrant relationship with God's Word Experience God's presence as the builder of your home Avoid temptation and counterfeit solutions Strengthen your resolve and confidence to raise children of faith Read The Unseen Companion and receive a personal, practical word about following God as a single mom, with Him leading your family in strength and love. Includes questions at the end of each chapter for reflection, journaling, or group discussion.