The Unseen Companion

God With the Single Mother

Author: Michelle Lynn Senters

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 0802493912

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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Single moms, you are not alone. You may feel lonely, abandoned, overwhelmed, and ill-equipped in your life as a single mother, but you are not alone on this journey. God is WITH you, and if you are willing, He will help you build a strong home and legacy for your family. As a former single mother, Michelle Lynn Senters understands you could use a little soul nourishment. In the Unseen Companion, she explores the ten needs every single mother has and asks, “God, where are you in this?” Avoiding clichés and hurtful platitudes, Michelle offers true hope from God’s Word. Her reflections, seasoned with personal experience, will help you: Trust that God sees your needs and can satisfy them Develop a vibrant relationship with God’s Word Avoid temptation and counterfeit solutions Strengthen your resolve and confidence to raise children of faith Read The Unseen Companion and receive the encouragement your heart longs to hear: “You can do this, God is with you, and He will lead your family in strength and love.” Includes questions at the end of each chapter for reflection, journaling, or group discussion.

God Loves Single Moms

Practical Help for Finding Confidence, Strength, and Hope

Author: Teresa Whitehurst

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441213693

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 190

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Written by a psychologist who's successfully navigated single motherhood herself, this book helps single moms believe they and their families deserve the best life has to offer. Packed with practical tips, smart strategies, and ways to improve the well-being of single moms and their children, this book shows single moms how to improve their leadership and parenting skills. It tackles pressing issues such as self-care, a support network, organizing, finances, discipline, and more. Teresa Whitehurst reminds single moms that they don't need to be overwhelmed and that God loves them, is on their side, and wants to guide and support them every step of the way. While they may get weary, they need never feel alone.

The Single Mom's Devotional

A Book of 52 Practical and Encouraging Devotions

Author: Carol Floch

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 1441225080

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 6650

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When Carol Floch realized that her marriage was about to end and that she was about to join the ranks of moms left to raise their children on their own, she could not stop crying. She mourned her shattered hopes and grieved the loss of the family she had always dreamed of. But mostly, she cried for her children. Into Carol's grief, regret, and fear, God's Spirit came with a message from Psalm 84: Build your nest near my altar, and I will be your children's source of security, protection, provision, and blessing. In The Single Mom's Devotional, Carol tells her story and shares with the sisterhood of single moms how they can build their family's nest in the protective shadow of God's presence. Single mothers, whether on their own after a divorce or a husband's death, will discover how to find true life in Christ and allow the strength of that inner life to be the compass by which they navigate an unpredictable future. Near God's altar, the cross of Christ is where single moms will discover life through relinquishment, power through dependence, and hope through surrender. Anchored at the foot of the cross, readers will find daily security and hope as they nourish their souls and nurture their children at a place near God's altar.

The Single Parent's Guide to Raising Godly Children

Author: Shae Cooke

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 076849110X

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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Yes you can raise godly kids! Break out of single parent dysfunction junction and have the family of your dreams. Your children are destined to be more than "kids-gone-wrong" society statistics. They have infinite potential to rise far above loneliness, rejection, dejection, depression, stigmatized traits, and disadvantage. Single-parented children can make sound choices, respect others, resist negative pressure, and create an uptrend of doing the right thing. It starts with your determination to say "no" to the status quo and your resolve to give new and significant meaning to the term "family." You will learn how to: Pull your family out of the dysfunctional swamp and into whole living. Avoid 'morale' decay and raise your child's value quotient. Free your child to be a child, resurrect his or her hopes and dreams. Reduce the impact of negative influence. Lead your children to Christ and keep them walking with Him. Identify vulnerabilities and deal with the tough stuff kids are into. As a single mom currently raising her son, author Shae Cooke experiences the parent and child struggle-as well as the possibilities-every day. With wit, humor, and honest transparency, The Single Parent's Guide to Raising Godly Children offers practical, realistic, and proactive suggestions and resources to help relieve the analysis paralysis, worry, and guilt so often associated with the task of solo child-rearing, ultimately freeing the family into whole living. The Single Parent's Guide to Raising Godly Children is the first book in The Single Parent's Guide Series.

Dating and the Single Parent

* Are You Ready to Date? * Talking With the Kids * Avoiding a Big Mistake * Finding Lasting Love

Author: Ron L. Deal

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441271015

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 374

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Trustworthy Stepfamily Expert Offers Single Parents a Guide to Dating Single parents who are dating or want to begin a dating relationship wonder, How will dating affect my children and my parenting? They probably have figured out that "dating in a crowd" is complicated. Now they're looking for help. Ron Deal, who has counseled single parents and remarried couples for many years, helps single parents--as well as those who date them--navigate the potential pitfalls involved. He gives perspective on when a relationship may be harmful to the children as well as how it can be a blessing to all. Always at the forefront is the goal of strengthening families. Includes questions for individual or group study.

Relax, It's Just God

How and Why to Talk to Your Kids about Religion When You're Not Religious

Author: Wendy Thomas Russell

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1941932010

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

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Suddenly Single Mom

52 Messages of Hope, Grace, and Promise

Author: Jeanette Hanscome

Publisher: Worthy Publishing

ISBN: 1617957860

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Raising your family on your own can be heartbreaking, lonely and hard to navigate. Suddenly, you are the one who has to have the answers. Remembering that God is always with you and that His love is faithful can give you the confidence to face whatever this new life brings. With a foundation of helpful Scripture verses, each message shares a story, a survival tip and a prayer. Readers will find a faithful companion in this book as they encounter each new experience and learn to embrace their new role. Jeanette Hanscome shares 52 encouraging insights gleaned from her first year as a single mom to two boys. She shares very real struggles and triumphs, from learning to stand on her own to knowing when to ask for or accept help, and deals with both the emotional and the practical challenges of raising her children on her own.

A Hope in the Unseen

An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League

Author: Ron Suskind

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307763080

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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It is 1993, and Cedric Jennings is a bright and ferociously determined honor student at Ballou, a high school in one of Washington D.C.’s most dangerous neighborhoods, where the dropout rate is well into double digits and just 80 students out of more than 1,350 boast an average of B or better. At Ballou, Cedric has almost no friends. He eats lunch in a classroom most days, plowing through the extra work he has asked for, knowing that he’s really competing with kids from other, harder schools. Cedric Jennings’s driving ambition–which is fully supported by his forceful mother–is to attend a top-flight college. In September 1995, after years of near superhuman dedication, he realizes that ambition when he begins as a freshman at Brown University. In this updated edition, A Hope in the Unseen chronicles Cedric’s odyssey during his last two years of high school, follows him through his difficult first year at Brown, and now tells the story of his subsequent successes in college and the world of work. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Joe's Table

Author: Stephanie Chung

Publisher: Broadstreet Publishing

ISBN: 9781424556007

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

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Hi, my name is Joe. What is your name? You will see these words on the wall inside a unique caf� called Joe's Table, named after Joseph Chung. Joseph was diagnosed with autism at a young age and was also afflicted with a seizure disorder. Because Joseph loved to socialize in his own loving and harmless way, Dr. Stephanie Chung and her husband envisioned a job where Joseph could experience the joy and self-esteem that come from having meaningful work. Joe had a talent for engaging people by greeting them. A coffee shop seemed like the perfect place for that gift. In Joe's Table, Stephanie shares her story of: a son birthed in joy and later diagnosed with autism. a long battle raising an autistic son, and the journey that made her understand God's providence and compassion. heaven's comfort for mothers who struggle and grieve because their children are different than they expected. a disability that became a blessing to teach God's love. Joseph passed away unexpectedly in September 2012. Stephanie had to face despair and frustration once again as she sent her child to heaven before her. In that moment, she met the heart of God. Joe's Table continued to evolve and had its grand opening on June 24, 2013. Now it is a one-of-a-kind coffee shop that serves the community and opens employment opportunities for those with different abilities.

Reason for Hope

A Spiritual Journey

Author: Jane Goodall,Phillip Berman

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0446930423

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Dr. Jane Goodall's revolutionary study of chimpanzees in Tanzania's Gombe preserve forever altered the very, definition of humanity.Now, in a poignant and insightful memoir, Jane Goodall explores her extraordinary life and personal spiritual odyssey, with observations as profound as the knowledge she has brought back from the forest.

Report from the Interior

Author: Paul Auster

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 0805098593

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Paul Auster's most intimate autobiographical work to date In the beginning, everything was alive. The smallest objects were endowed with beating hearts . . . Having recalled his life through the story of his physical self in Winter Journal, internationally acclaimed novelist Paul Auster now remembers the experience of his development from within through the encounters of his interior self with the outer world in Report from the Interior. From his baby's-eye view of the man in the moon, to his childhood worship of the movie cowboy Buster Crabbe, to the composition of his first poem at the age of nine, to his dawning awareness of the injustices of American life, Report from the Interior charts Auster's moral, political, and intellectual journey as he inches his way toward adulthood through the postwar 1950s and into the turbulent 1960s. Auster evokes the sounds, smells, and tactile sensations that marked his early life—and the many images that came at him, including moving images (he adored cartoons, he was in love with films), until, at its unique climax, the book breaks away from prose into pure imagery: The final section of Report from the Interior recapitulates the first three parts, told in an album of pictures. At once a story of the times—which makes it everyone's story—and the story of the emerging consciousness of a renowned literary artist, this four-part work answers the challenge of autobiography in ways rarely, if ever, seen before. A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2013

Going Solo

Hope and Healing for the Single Mom or Dad

Author: Robert Beeson

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 1684280451

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 699

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As parents face the difficult reality of a broken home, a sense of being completely overwhelmed can shut down the perspective they need to find restoration. Parents need to know that they can choose to define this season of their lives, instead of becoming defined by circumstances. They can deliberately look toward God and come to a deeper understanding of His true nature, power, and intimate care. As this former Christian music industry executive shares his story of divorce, his seven years as a single father, and his transition to a second marriage and a blended family, he also offers readers some hard-learned lessons and insights on being an effective, empathetic, and empowered single parent, answering crucial questions such as:How do I find peace when everything around me is chaos?How do I manage meeting needs when I have nothing to give?How and where do I begin again?The author addresses the fears and exhaustion of single parenting, while revealing the keys to gaining strength and courage for each day. He also shares how he found his “solo” relationship with his heavenly Father through his “solo” parenting season. Readers will learn five helpful habits and practical healing principles they can immediately apply in this season of life.

Treatise on the Gods

Author: H.L. Mencken

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307830926

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 1980

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"I am quite convinced that all religions, at bottom, are pretty much alike. On the surface they may seem to differ greatly, but what appears on the surface is not always religion. Go beneath it, and one finds invariably the same sense of helplessness before the cosmic mysteries, and the same pathetic attempt to resolve it by appealing to higher powers."--from Treatise on the Gods H. L. Mencken is perhaps best known for his scathing political satire. But politicians, as far as Mencken was concerned, had no monopoly on self-righteous chest-thumping, deceit, and thievery. He also found religion to be an adversary worthy of his attention and, in Treatise on the Gods, he offers some of his best shots, a choreographed cannonade. Mencken examines religion everywhere, from India to Peru, from the myths of Egypt to the traditional beliefs of America's Bible Belt. He compares Incas and Greeks, examines doctrines, dogmas, sacred texts, heresies, and ceremonies. He ranges far and wide, but returns at last to the subject that most provokes him: Christianity. He reviews the history of the Church and its founders. "It is Tertullian who is credited with the motto, Credo, quia absurdum est: I believe because it is incredible. Needless to say, he began life as a lawyer." Mencken is no less interested in the dissidents: "The Reformers were men of courage, but not many of them were intelligent." Against the old-time religion of fellow countrymen, Mencken posed as a figure of old-time skepticism, and he reaped the whirlwind. Controversial even before it was published in 1930, Treatise on the Gods remains what its author wished it to be: the plain, clear challenge of honest doubt.

Raising Charlie

A Self Help Book for Single Mothers

Author: Kitty McCaffrey

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449706126

Category: Self-Help

Page: 188

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Raising Charlie is the story of a single career mom trying to do her best job at home caring for her two little sons while keeping her career afloat on the job. Like every mother who is left with awesome job of "going it alone", she is tired most of the time, scared all of the time, and overwhelmed by each and every day's surprises. This is also the story of two little boys whose progress encouraged their mom to live beyond her known potential to "get the job done". Their energies were shared in an interesting way. The journey was difficult, necessary and fun beyond words.

A Wrinkle in Time

Author: Madeleine L'Engle

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9781429915649

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 216

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Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic, soon to be a major motion picture. It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. "Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract." A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem. A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. It is the first book in The Time Quintet, which consists of A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time. A Wrinkle in Time is soon to be a movie from Disney, directed by Ava DuVernay, starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling. This title has Common Core connections. Books by Madeleine L'Engle A Wrinkle in Time Quintet A Wrinkle in Time A Wind in the Door A Swiftly Tilting Planet Many Waters An Acceptable Time A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L'Engle; adapted & illustrated by Hope Larson Intergalactic P.S. 3 by Madeleine L'Engle; illustrated by Hope Larson: A standalone story set in the world of A Wrinkle in Time. The Austin Family Chronicles Meet the Austins (Volume 1) The Moon by Night (Volume 2) The Young Unicorns (Volume 3) A Ring of Endless Light (Volume 4) A Newbery Honor book! Troubling a Star (Volume 5) The Polly O'Keefe books The Arm of the Starfish Dragons in the Waters A House Like a Lotus And Both Were Young Camilla The Joys of Love

The Children of Men

Author: P. D. James

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307367711

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The Children of Men begins in England in 2021, in a world where all human males have become sterile and no child will be born again. The final generation has turned twenty-five, and civilization is giving way to strange faiths and cruelties, mass suicides and despair. Theodore Faron, Oxford historian and cousin to the omnipotent Warden of England, a dictator of great subtlety, has resigned himself to apathy. Then he meets Julian, a bright, attractive woman, who wants Theo to join her circle of unlikely revolutionaries, a move that may shatter his shell of passivity.… And maybe, just maybe, hold the key to survival for the human race. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Single Mom and Her Rollercoaster Emotions

Author: Pam Kanaly

Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781455618613

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 152

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Single motherhood brings with it a unique set of emotional trials, and author Pam Kanaly understands these tribulations firsthand: she raised her two young children on her own after her marriage fell apart. Sustained by her faith in Christ, she began chronicling her journey as a single parent into a diary that one day would become the basis for her mission and this book. The message at the heart of her story-a story that she has shared with thousands of women-is that emotionally stable children come from emotionally stable parents. She continues to spread that message through her ministry, filling each chapter with compassionate advice written with touching candor. Kanaly illustrates, step by step, the journey of how any mother can overcome what she identifies as the nine negative emotions by employing nine positive emotions of transformation. She labels those rollercoaster transitions as: i devastation to acceptancei frazzled to unruffledi inadequacy to confidencei bitterness to forgivenessi loneliness to fellowshipi temptation to disciplinei fear to faithi guilt to gracei defeat to expectation of victoryKanaly uses biblical teaching to inspire women and guide them on a path of understanding, management, and healing. She draws from her own experiences, personal testimonies from other women, and Bible stories to provide comfort specifically for single mothers. Her messages provide an escape from even the darkest of traps. Kanaly's book will empower single moms and challenge them to reach new levels of personal growth while illuminating a pathway to successful parenting when it seems the most daunting.

Abandoned Faith

Why Millennials are Walking Away and how You Can Lead Them Home

Author: Alex McFarland,Jason Jimenez

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 158997882X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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Millennials (those born between 1980 and 2000) constitute a group of over 80 million individuals who are technologically astute, ethnically diverse, and culturally and vibrantly engaged. Yet they face high unemployment and massive debt, and they comprise the largest number of religiously unaffiliated individuals in American history. Concerned by these and other hard-hitting facts, experts Alex McFarland and Jason Jimenez have created a book that interviews top Christian leaders who work with Millennials and families. Their research and conversations will shed new light on what Christian parents must do to reach their young adult children. This book offers a strong voice of hope for parents, church leaders, and others who serve the Millennial generation.

Child Guidance

Author: Ellen Gould Harmon White

Publisher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc

ISBN: 9781904685074

Category: Religion

Page: 616

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Raising the Perfectly Imperfect Child

Facing Challenges with Strength, Courage, and Hope

Author: Boris Vujicic

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 1601428367

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

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“You may lack limbs, but don't let that define what you can or can't do.” That’s the life-changing advice Boris Vujicic spoke to his son, Nick, who was born without arms or legs. With the help of his parents, Nick has become an internationally-known inspirational speaker, a best-selling author, the founder of the non-profit organization Life Without Limbs and, most importantly, a loving and responsible husband and father himself. But Nick’s journey didn’t start there. Raising the Perfectly Imperfect Child is the inspiring, powerfully transparent story of how two unprepared and overwhelmed parents–Boris and Dushka Vujicic–overcame their grief, fears, and badly shaken faith to raise such an accomplished, faith-filled, and perfectly imperfect son. Through their stories, Boris offers practical advice and encouragement for all parents facing a “new normal” when raising a special needs or unique child. With tenderness, he addresses the spiritual, emotional, and financial challenges, and offers insights on how to equip a child for happiness and success in life. Your Guide to Giving Your Child with Special Needs LOVE, ROOTS, & WINGS A Special…Rewarding Journey Told from the perspective of a humble father, who at times questioned God and his own worthiness, this book addresses the unique challenges of raising a special needs child. Facing a mountain of doubts and debt, the Vujicics feared their son would never be able to get out of bed, let alone receive an education, support himself, or have a family of his own. And they questioned how a loving Father in heaven could have allowed this to happen. Yet once they gave up their narrow expectations for the perfect child, their imperfect son taught them that there are no limits to what a determined, faith-filled, and unstoppable individual can accomplish with the help of supportive parents and a caring God. Boris candidly addresses this family’s journey as Nick becomes aware of–and overcomes–the extent of his disabilities, as well as bullying, despair, and suicidal impulses. Other challenges included the stress a child with a disability put on their marriage and not neglecting the needs of their other children. Overflowing with inspiration and practical advice, Raising the Perfectly Imperfect Child helps every parent understand that they can find the strength to give a child what is needed, despite the challenges faced. And the results include the rewards of a satisfying and joyful spiritual life. From the Hardcover edition.