The Suddenly Single experience was something that I was not prepared for, and it was hard to accept. My dream in life was to be married and a stay-at-home mom. Everything, how I thought about myself and my world, was devoted to that plan. I had not planned on being divorced, a single mom, bankrupt, and living with my parents. I had not planned on a broken heart, a shattered sense of self, or desperate need. When it all fell apart, the ideal sense of self I had created to ensure those plans suddenly was exposed to be nothing more than a sham. I had no idea who I was or how to keep going. I felt trapped and helpless.
Little did I know that God would use my singleness as a bridge way to understand myself, my faith, and my calling for the first time. I thought I was simply trying to survive single parenthood and heal from my divorce, but God used it for much more. He gave me the freedom He had always intended, an identity that would come from hardship but one that I would love, and a calling that runs so deep there is no way I could ever stop. This book outlines the steps I took both biblically and therapeutically to find who I am and how I wanted to live.
*Acceptance of reality.
*God's design for singleness.
*Biblical perspective of grief.
*What is forgiveness and what is it not?
*What do we do with all our feelings?
*Walking in faith.
*Get a life and have fun!
*Hearing God's calling.
*Go when called.