Co-Parenting with God: Family Matters Feature

Co-Parenting with God: Family Matters Feature

I’m a planner. I think by the time I was sixteen, I’d had the whole trajectory of my life planned out. Go to school, get a job, get married, have kids– anyone else like that?

Yeah, I see you…

But let’s just say life didn’t exactly go according to plan. I didn’t plan to end up getting divorced. And I definitely didn’t plan to end up a single parent.

Whether you’re a planner or not, most of us don’t have these things in mind when we get married and have children. But they happen. And if they do, it can be really difficult to wrap your mind around how you are going to do the job of two parents, when you are just one person.

Enter seemingly endless amounts of single parent guilt (like regular parent guilt, just on less sleep and more caffeine).

Sound familiar? We’re talking co-parenting on our latest guest post over on the Family Matters Blog. Check it out, and be encouraged that parenting on your own does not mean parenting alone.

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Parenting Tips for Single Moms: 5 Easy Ways You Can Be More Effective

Parenting Tips for Single Moms: 5 Easy Ways You Can Be More Effective

Single mommin'. When it comes to parenting alone, it's hard to figure out what battles to pick, and even harder to determine just how to go about disciplining when you need to.

(Especially because the whole good cop/bad cop thing might not really be an option anymore.)

Disciplining solo might not be ideal, but when you realize that God Himself has called you to raise His kids, you can trust He will strengthen and equip you to do it when you seek His ways. After all, in 2 Corinthians 12:9, the Lord says, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness” (NLT).

Even your weak areas can’t stop God- in fact, that’s where He says He works best!

That being said, seeking to understand weaknesses in our parenting strategies can help reorient us to God’s way of doing things. In this post, we’ve got a list of 5 practical strategies you can easily implement (like today) to up your parenting game and grow great relationships with your kids in the process.

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