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Jennifer Maggio is considered a leading authority on single parents and womens issues. She is an award-winning author and speaker who draws from her own experiences through abuse, homelessness, and teen pregnancy to inspire audiences everywhere. She is founder of The Life of a Single Mom Ministries and writes for dozens of publications. She has been featured with hundreds of media outlets, including The 700 Club, Daystar Television, Moody Radio, Focus on the Family, and many more. For more information, visit thelifeofasinglemom.com.

Abortion and the Church

Abortion is an issue for which most churches take an immediate stand, but what are they doing beyond that?

There's No Competition in the Kingdom

There is no competition in the kingdom. Trying to grow your ministry, your Bible study, or your church just for the sake of numbers and accolades is for self-promotion, not Kingdom-populating.

5 Simple "Do's" of Parenting

A few quick tips to help you on your parenting journey....

Are You Sick of Religion?

I am. Christ never meant for it to be church as usual. What does that mean anyway?

Simple Strategies to Parenting Teens

It is one of the hardest journeys of a kids' life - becoming a teenager. And we, parents, don't find it too easy either!

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  • September 25, 2012 |
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The Single Parenting Epidemic: Why You Should Care

There are 15 million single parents in the United States and the numbers continue to rise. Why does this affect you?

  • Jennifer Maggio |
  • September 18, 2012 |
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To Be Free.....

Freedom has been bought with a price, so that we all may experience it. Embrace yours.

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  • September 11, 2012 |
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The Danger of Perfectionism

I knew my neighbors would laugh at me for edging my lawn with the kitchen shears, but it didn't matter....

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  • September 04, 2012 |
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Who is Holding You Accountable?

You need accountability in your life. You aren't above transparency. We all need it. None of us are good enough to in our Christian walk.

Fear of Failure in Parenting

Parenting is a hard road for many of us as we struggle to find that perfect balance of disciplinarian, teacher, provider, and more. And the truth is, many of us wondering if we are even doing it right!

5 Simple Ways to Save Thousands

Recent economic times require creativity on how to put some extra dollars in the bank. Here are a few tips to help you do just that.

Sex and the Single Mom

Yep, I'm going there. Let's not pretend that the subject of sexual immorality doesn't exist.

Magic Mike, 50 Shades of Grey, and You

In a world that constantly accepts compromise, what are you doing to adhere to your values?

Planning a Single Moms Event For Your Church

One of the most effective ways to grow the single moms ministry at your church (or launch a new program) is to have an event. Church members and the community alike get excited about events.

Why Your Single Moms Ministry Won't Grow

As more churches understand the importance of ministering to single mothers in their church and community, it is vital that single moms' ministries be healthy and effective.

Finding Your Strength as a Single Mother

As an overwhelmed, exhausted, single mother, finding strength may be one of the hardest things you can do.

The Privilege of Prayer

Prayer is a privilege. It is an honor to take the time to pray for another. How often are you doing that?

Enjoying Your Season

It seems that we are always looking for the next best thing in our lives. We look forward to retirement, graduation, grandkids, a bigger house. However, there is something to be said for enjoying exactly where you are.

Living a Life of Balance

The elusive balanced life has become harder than ever to achieve. As parents, demands on our time have become even greater. How do we learn to balance it all?

Pastors, Do You Hear the Cry?

Less than 1% of all Christian Evangelical churches do anything specific for the single parent. And of those who do, many struggle to find ways to maintain a successful, healthy single parent ministry. Consequently, many single moms feel isolated from the local church.

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