Happy National TLSM Day!

There are approximately 15 million single mothers in the United States today. 50% of all marriages fail. More than 50% of all babies are born outside marriage today.  Add in military parents whose spouses are on extensive leave, incarcerated parents, and widows, and it is easy to see with single parent homes are the fastest-growing sector of our population.

And while we know there are some amazing single parents out there, unfortunately, some single parent homes can face difficult obstacles:

  • 78% of our current prison population was raised by a single mom.
  • 1 in 3 single moms lives below the poverty line.
  • Children of single parents are 5x more likely to commit suicide.
  • They are also 10x more likely to drop out of high school.
  • Single parents are more likely to raise new single parents.
  • 67% of all single parents do not actively attend a local church.

The Life of a Single Mom Ministries is on a mission to change all that!  Tuesday, May 7, 2013 is The Second Annual National TLSM Day. It is our conscious, concentrated, collective effort to raise awareness and support around the globe of the plight of the single parent via Social Media Shares and financial support. We want everyone to know what single parents experience, whether it be emotional, parental,  financial, or spiritual. More importantly, what can we all do about it?

Step #1:    Join our Facebook and Twitter pages and help us on our mission to get 100,000 shares on Social Media by simply retweeting or reposting our posts throughout the day on Tuesday, May 7, 2013! 

If single parents can connect to a local support group, they are more likely to achieve parenting and financial successes, as well as create a balanced home environment for their children. TLSM has helped to launch more than 1200 single moms support groups in churches across 19 countries, but the work is not done. TLSM helps to provide information for single mom events, conferences, support groups, encouragement, and resources.

 

Step #2:   Donate $10 in honor of a single mom in your life. Change a life. We need monthly supporters and one-time donors to come alongside the vision to see no single mom walking alone. Make a financial gift and Join the fight .

 

The Life of a Single Mom Ministries is the nation’s fastest-growing nonprofit committed to changing the lives of single moms across the globe. Our hope is to see the statistics on single parent families dramatically improve by connecting them to a local support group in their church.


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8 Comments

  1. WanQuita Nettles April 30, 2013 at 6:54 am - Reply

    We have many single moms at our church. Please provide information regarding how to launch a single mom’s ministry. Thank you! Q

  2. […] There are approximately 15 million single mothers in the United States today. 50% of all marriages fail. More than 50% of all babies are born outside marriage today. Single parent homes are the fastest-growing sector of our population 8% of our current prison population was raised by a single mom.1 in 3 single moms lives below the poverty line.Children of single parents are 5x more likely to commit suicide.They are also 10x more likely to drop out of high school.Single parents are more likely to raise new single parents.67% of all single parents do not actively attend a local church.The Life of a Single Mom Ministries is on a mission to change all that! Tuesday, May 7, 2013 is The Second Annual National TLSM Day. It is our conscious, concentrated, collective effort to raise awareness and support around the globe of the plight of the single parent via Social Media Shares and financial support. We want everyone to know what single parents experience, whether it be emotional, parental, financial, or spiritual. More importantly, what can we all do about it? If single parents can connect to a local support group, they are more likely to achieve parenting and financial successes, as well as create a balanced home environment for their children. TLSM has helped to launch more than 1200 single moms support groups in churches across 19 countries, but the work is not done. TLSM helps to provide information for single mom events, conferences, support groups, encouragement, and resources  […]

  3. ~blckrose~ May 7, 2013 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    Shalom,

    It is SO wonderful to see more of this spreading through the church body! I pray this spread like wildfire! Blessings!~

    Surrendered to Him~
    ~rose~

  4. Laura May 7, 2013 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    I’ve been a single mom for 16 years and have raised my kids in church. My children have received some support in the form of mentors but I’ve very much been alone. Recently had surgery and one friend from church reached out to me. I’m getting ready to have a another major surgery and miss a lot of work. I don’t know how we will make it financially but I honestly don’t feel like any cares. We’ve not been in church for almost 2 months and people call to check on my son, but no one has called to check on me. My heart is broken. When we are single it’s bad enough but being alone within a church is devistating at best. Wish we had something like this in my church 🙁

    • Jennifer Maggio May 7, 2013 at 5:08 pm - Reply

      We’ve just added you to our prayer list, Laura. Lots of people care. The problem is, sometimes the church body struggles with exactly what to do or how to do it. That’s why TLSM Ministries exists — to equip the church body to better minister to single moms. Thank you for taking the time to check in with us!

  5. Honoree Corder May 7, 2013 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    Great work, Jennifer! Happy TLSM Day!

  6. Jan July 15, 2013 at 11:24 am - Reply

    I have been a single mom for 4 years. I heard the statistic on klove that 2 out of 3 single moms leave the church or don’t go to church. The first thing I thought was “I know why.” I have not left because I don’t want to hurt my kids who are very involved in the youth ministry. However, once they are grown, I will more than likely step away from the church. The picture at the top of this article grabbed my attention and immediately sent tears streaming down my face. I have not found that people of the church portray on the inside what is portrayed on that sign. I am not a charity case or a victim needing sympathy during church hours. I do not see love in the church for people like me. I just wish they could.

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