Saturday, May 22, 2010

Where Can You Find Help?

Right now you may feel you do not have the energy to deal with all of the issues regarding your children. This is a natural feeling. God never intended you to parent your children alone.

With help, you can be successful at single parenting.

Dr. Bob Barnes says it is crucial that single parents get involved in a local church that has the resources to help. Find opportunities in your church to establish relationships with people who will be good role models for your children.

Connect with a healthy, functioning, two-parent family in your church that has a child the same age as your child. Ask that family to help you parent your child. This will allow you to have another person to talk with regarding various school projects, church activities, and other parenting issues that come up.

Cindy shares, "I was fortunate enough that I have a sister-in-law who is a social worker at a women's center. When all of this was happening, she said, 'You need to get help, and you need to make sure that those kids are taken care of first. Focus on the kids. If you focus on the family and your children, everything else is going to be okay.'"

"I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread. They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be blessed" (Psalm 37:25--26).

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