Seven Things Every Single Mom Needs (But Will Never Ask For)

Seven Things Every Single Mom Needs (But Will Never Ask For)

When my marriage first ended, I hated referring to myself as a “single mom.” I hated the connotation of it, like a giant “F” for Failure had been stamped on my forehead.

Like I had been handed a membership card to a club I never wanted to be in.

But over time, I realized that I did not need to let the term “single mother” define me, but rather describe my situation. And the fact is that being in this situation has some unique needs and challenges that are summed up pretty well with the words “single mom.”

(Because “lonely-woman-raising-three-kids-while-being-solely-responsible-for-managing-a-household” is too long.)

As I’ve walked this journey, I’ve come to understand just how much the Lord has ministered to me through the people around me (in ways I didn’t even know I needed). But I’ve also realized just how much I neglected the needs of the single moms around me in my “pre-single mom” days. And not because I didn’t care, but because I didn’t understand.

If you’re a single mom struggling to help those in your life understand, or if you have a single mom in your life that you want to reach out to, check out this list of Seven Ways to Support a Single Mom.

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Don't Trust Yourself. Or Anyone Else, For That Matter: A Lesson in Trusting God

Don't Trust Yourself. Or Anyone Else, For That Matter: A Lesson in Trusting God

Once a woman begins to discover she is being used as a pawn in an abuser’s game of manipulation and self-fulfillment, she may experience waves of confusion. She doubts whether or not she can trust herself, and wonders if she can ever trust her abuser (or any other person for that matter) again.

But when we place our trust God, it becomes far easier to discern His presence in the lives of others, and know with whom we should align ourselves.

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