This year, we have had an inspiring group of Featured Experts on The Life of a Single Mom Ministries team! They have covered fun topics like Intentional Happiness by Karol Ladd to the hard stuff like The Tough Task of Letting Teens Go by Jenny Reese Clark. We even discussed money matters with Steve Repak. As we wrap up 2017, let’s take a look back at the top 5 single mom articles of 2017 by our featured experts.
The Truth About Lysa Terkeurst, Ministry, and Single Moms by Jennifer Maggio
Like many of you, I read Lysa Terkeurst’s blog regarding the recent loss of her 25-year marriage. Through tears, I read the devastation and pain in Lysa’s words, as she had tried hard to salvage the marriage, suffered through the pain of infidelity, and walked the hard walk of addiction with her husband. I knew what courage it had taken to share that story with the world and how hard that letter must have been to write. I wanted to hold her hand, hug her, and let her know she wasn’t alone…READ MORE
We May Be Broken Vessels, but We are Vessels Nonetheless by Melonie Wright
Many of us single moms are broken before the Lord.
Not broken in the sense that the modern Christian Church has appropriately come to understand: where we recognize our sinful nature and our desperate need to surrender to God. That is a proper understanding of Psalm 34:18, which tells us that “The Lord is close to those…READ MORE
Trusting in God’s Standard for Marriage as a Single Mom by Melonie Wright
“That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.” Genesis 2:24
Dear Single Mamas:
Are you courting with the intention of marrying? Are you engaged? How exciting! It is beautiful to meet someone who loves you and your child. This kind of love is beautiful because…READ MORE
NO ONE KNEW The Hidden Poverty of Middle-Class Single Mothers by Michelle Lynn Senters
All my years of theatrical acting experience did not prepare me for the show I put on that day. Most of the time, I was a master illusionist, able to transform my furrowed, single-momma brow into a display of peace and contentment. But that day was different, and I prayed I wouldn’t bump into anyone familiar, as my carefully manufactured facade would have surely crumbled at the smallest provocation.
To the other shoppers, I was just a mom…READ MORE
Releasing Your Ex to God by Laura Polk
I couldn’t believe what I was doing.
I sat in court for what had to be the thirtieth time in the previous three-and-a-half years. The battle had been long, and exhausting, and the most harrowing experience of my life.
I felt defeated, and unheard, and pushed aside by a system that seemed to cater to men. A system that appeared to allow bad behavior to the point of terrorizing victims while…READ MORE
Thanks to every Featured Expert who encouraged single moms throughout 2017! Stay tuned for another amazing year with a new team of TLSM Featured Experts who have hearts burning for single moms and those who serve them.
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