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Single Parents - Resources for Christian Moms and Dads

Divorce Recovery: Practical Strategies for Change

Living in the wake of divorce will push you to the limit. You might feel like you don’t have the resources you need to move forward. Start with small steps...

  • Winston T. Smith, M.Div |
  • November 20, 2008 |
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Children Lost in the Shuffle of Divorce

While we have learned much about blended families and how they can overcome natural obstacles to develop healthy, stable family life, great numbers of children are still caught in the throes of their parents' difficulties...

  • Dr. David Hawkins |
  • November 13, 2008 |
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The Rise of 'By Choice' Single Mothers

The number of unmarried women who want to have a child by artificial insemination is growing at an unprecedented rate, even as the age of women seeking to conceive a child without a father is dropping.

Hypocrite Proofing the Home

Recently, a friend called. Her son had begun asking difficult math questions. She called me because she knew I could relate—like her, I also have an age discrepancy between my wedding date and my child’s birth.

  • Jenefer Igarashi |
  • September 30, 2008 |
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The Gift Goes On: Choosing a Family Outreach

Does your family have an outreach? Crosswalk.com contributor Sharon Brani shares the blessings she and her daughters experience through their involvement in a special ministry...

  • Sharon Beth Brani |
  • September 23, 2008 |
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Are You a Worrier?

Tell me you can’t relate to this scenario. You talk to a woman who is in the middle of a trial. She testifies to God’s overwhelming and sustaining grace. But instead of praising God for His evident faithfulness, you begin to imagine yourself enduring her ordeal...

  • Carolyn Mahaney and Nicole Whitacre |
  • September 05, 2008 |
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Teaching Your Children Healthy Sexuality

Thanks to the Internet, graphic images in the media and their friends, kids today are growing up faster. As a parent, your responsibility is to clear up the mixed messages and lead them to a healthy, value-centered view of sexuality. Read more from Jim Burns' Teaching Your Children Healthy Sexuality.

God Hears You

Heart pain seems to be no respecter of persons. Emotional trauma does not appear to have favorites. I recently reacquainted myself with a young lady who surely felt such life pain. In her pain, she revealed extreme hope to my wearied soul...

When Your Family's Lost a Loved One

In When Your Family’s Lost a Loved One, David and Nancy Guthrie explore the family dynamics involved when a loved one dies and debunk some myths about family grief. Read an excerpt from chapter one: “How Are You?”

  • David and Nancy Guthrie |
  • May 30, 2008 |
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Is There a War Against Fathers in America?

Albert Mohler recently interviewed Dr. Stephen Baskerville, professor at Patrick Henry College and author of the book, “Taken Into Custody: The War Against Fatherhood, Marriage and the Family.”

A Special Note for Single Parents

Single parents have all kinds of stories, all kinds of pressures, and all kinds of issues. How do you know if and when you are ready to date when you have kids to raise and the memory of a broken relationship to live with?

  • Bill and Pam Farrel |
  • April 17, 2008 |
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What I'm Learning from Single Parents

Whether by death or divorce, being a single parent carries with it a unique experiential perspective that cannot be fully understood unless you are one. And from that unique perspective, there is much single parenting can teach all parents...

Become the Mom You Want to Be

No matter what problems you experienced growing up, you don’t have to repeat your parents' mistakes.

Family Heeds God's Wartime Call

Together and yet so often apart, the McDaniels believe their family unit has been called to a peculiar mission in life - as missionaries to the Navy community, serving God and country in peacetime and war...

Real Solutions to Teen Pregnancy

“It’s difficult to really be abstinent until marriage because it’s a lot of different things pulling at you when you’re a teenager.” No, that’s not Jamie Lynn Spears talking...

When Parents Care Too Much

Whenever we feel we need a particular reaction from our kids, it actually decreases the chance of getting it...

How Far is Too Far in the Quest for Parenthood?

If you haven't thought much lately about just how rapidly the very nature of the family is changing, consider this: It is now possible for a child to have five parents.

Trusting God's Timing

Can you think of a time in your life when you acted impulsively and came to regret it?

Morality is Not the Point

Morality will not save you from hell; it will not even make you a better person. And if we teach our kids only morality, the undertow of legalism will be almost irresistible.

Create a Close Mother-Daughter Bond

You long to enjoy a close relationship with your daughter, but sometimes it’s hard even to get her to talk to you. Here’s how you can create a close bond with your daughter...

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