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Making Memories Creates Connectedness

5 Jan

When we create good memories with our children we become connected. This was so evident in my life as a new single mother. My oldest daughter (13 years old) became angry, apathetic, and withdrawn when her dad left. I tried everything to reach her,: my own angry responses, kindness, threats, my own form of withdraw […]

The Four Cornerstones of Extraordinary Relationships: Part 2

31 Oct

Last time I talked about the importance of knowing and understanding the four Cornerstones of great relationships. As a quick review The Four Cornerstones consist of an Intellectual, Spiritual, Emotional and Physical connection. In Part 1, we discussed the Intellectual and Spiritual connections. Today, we will conclude our discussion with the Emotional and Physical connections. […]

Four Cornerstones For GREAT Relationships

8 Oct

We have invited Dating Coach Rick Soetebier to share simple relationship truths with Single Mothers. Many single mothers want to date and re-marry, however just as many have no idea where to start. Before jumping into the dating scene unprepared, take time to read and evaluate your dating goals and understand the Four Cornerstones of […]

Speaking Life Over our Children

18 Sep

As a 21 year-old mom I had no grid for speaking ‘life’ over my children. I was trying to make it through life. My marriage was rocky (great and not so great times) I had no support system as a young mother and no relationship with the Lord. Growing up in a shame-based home where […]

Where Are The Godly Mentors for My Children?

4 Sep

“Where are the men in the church? Where are the godly mentors?”  After all Malachi 4:6 tells us that God WILL restore the hearts of the fathers to the children and the children to the father, but why are we not seeing this happen? Over and over in books, on radio and TV, even through […]

Deliverance from the Reproach of Divorce

13 Aug

I have worn this reproach of divorce. Like a dark cloak around me, weighing me down as I have walked about, my head hung in shame.  Even when the divorce is a result of adultery, many single mothers bear the shame and reproach of divorce.  We look for ways to build ourselves up: maybe another […]

The Perfect Bowl Of Oatmeal Is Like The Life Of A Single MOM

1 Aug

There are few things as satisfying as making the perfect bowl of steaming oatmeal, topped with cream, a pat of butter, nuts, a sprinkle of cinnamon and real maple syrup for sweetness. I loved giving my children this wholesome comfort food before they started their days. I had a sense of accomplishment of a ‘job […]

The Hindrance of Shame

18 Jun

Shame is the gremlin who says “you will never be good enough” ~Dr. Brene’ Brown I have realized that shame is one of the greatest hindrances to being all that God created me to be. As a young child I was ashamed of our poverty, of being from a single mother family, of having a […]

Perfection is spelled: GRANDChildren

13 Jun

  “She is ‘perfectly proportional’”, her dad exclaims, in awe of the little one that has been growing in her mother’s womb for 9 months. Yes indeed, perfection has arrived and she is called:  GRAND-DAUGHTER For months we have been tossing around names of what I will be called. What will my title of honor […]

The Challenge of Guarding the Hearts of Our Children

14 May

  As single moms, how can we juggle guarding the hearts of our children while also providing for their physical needs? I don’t have the answer, but I have the problem. It seems to confront me frequently. After years of working to provide a safe, loving home environment for my children, I know they are […]