SINGLE PARENTING 

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KEYS FOR LIVING - SINGLE PARENTING 

“First seek the counsel of the Lord.”

(1 Kings 22:5)

Single Parenting

Success with God as Your Partner

She denied that her husband had shut himself off from her. Maybe he was just angry about something. Surely he would get over it. In truth, he had never been open with his feelings. Then, a week before their oldest child’s tenth birthday, he announced, “I’m just not happy.… I need to get away and find myself.” Within days, he had packed his clothes and left. This wife and mother felt devastated, yet she still held out hope that he would return and no one would ever know. She told no one although she tried to explain his absence to the older two children. The baby wouldn’t understand. Fear gripped her heart as she gradually faced the possibility that he would never come back home … then she cried out, “Oh, God, I can’t do this alone!” In this true scenario, the crisis led her to accept Christ as her Savior. That is when she experienced the Lord saying to her,

“Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 41:10

Single parenting—understandably the most difficult role on earth! What single parent has not brooded over these thoughts:

  • How can I parent my child alone without feeling lonely?
  • I need to take care of my kids without them needing to take care of me!
  • How can I fill the role of both mother and father? I feel I have to have help!

The Bible says help is near. The Lord will be your constant help when you need to be upheld.

“Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings. My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.”

Psalm 63:7–8

Who Is a Single Parent?

A single parent is an adult who has custody of at least one child and manages the family without a marriage partner.

God’s Hope:

Although you may think you have taken on more trouble than you can bear, Jesus said,

“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33

What Determines Single Parenting?

The Six D’s That Determine the Single Parent Status

Raising a child alone because of one of the following:

#1 Decree of adoption by a single person

#2 Decision of a never married parent to keep the baby

#3 Death of a mate

#4 Divorce or separation from a mate

#5 Desertion of a mate

#6 Distance of a mate due to extended

— military service

— hospitalization

— employment

— imprisonment

God’s Hope:

Although you may hate the circumstances in which you find yourself, the Bible enables you to claim with assurance,

“I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.”

(Philippians 4:11)

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Grace Filled Words:

“Did you receive the Spirit by observing the law, or by believing what you heard? Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort?”

Galatians 3:2-3

For the Single Mother

“You, God, see the trouble of the afflicted; you consider their grief and take it in hand. The victims commit themselves to you; you are the helper of the fatherless.”

Psalm 10:14

 For the Single Father

“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.”

Isaiah 49:15–16

Additional Scriptures: 

Galatians 3:11

Proverbs 16:2

Romans 10:3-4

Psalm 145:8–9, 13–20

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