The Single Parent: Confident and Successful

The Single Parent: Confident and Successful

by Linda Ranson Jacobs

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Overview

Whether you became a single parent through divorce, death, adoption, or some other situation, you've probably wondered what the future holds for you and your children. Will you be able to provide the emotional, financial, and spiritual support your family needs?

The Single Parent
will encourage you in your journey and help avert problems before they arise. It is filled with wise counsel, biblical truth, and real-life stories—the author's own as well as those of the many single moms and dads who have come across her path through the years. It will help you bolster your abilities in such areas as

· improving your child's behavior
· negotiating boundaries
· graciously seeking and accepting help from others
· trusting God in the process

God cares for the single parent and will provide for you and your children. Let this book give you the tools you need as you walk with him in this journey.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764232848
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/02/2019
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,173,670
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Linda Ranson Jacobs is one of the foremost leaders in single-parent ministry. Having been both divorced and widowed, Linda knows firsthand the emotional and support needs of single-parent families and has a passion to help hurting families. As a children's ministry director, speaker, trainer, and therapeutic child care center owner, Linda has assisted countless single-parent families and their children. In 2004, Linda created and developed the DivorceCare for Kids program, a ministry tool designed to bring healing, comfort, coping, and communication skills to children of divorce. Linda lives with her husband in Navarre, Florida.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Life Lessons Single Parents Can Learn from the Bible 9

1 Loneliness: One of the Hardest Parts of Being a Single Parent: "God Sets the Lonely in Families" 15

2 Developing a Healthy Single-Parent Family: My Home Is Not Broken 27

3 Behavior and Discipline Issues: The Lord Is My Shepherd … but Who Is Going to Help Me Raise These Kids? 51

4 Supporting Your Children When You Have Them Part Time: A Father's Plea 76

5 Learning to Accept Other People into Your Child's Life: Two Mothers-One Son 92

6 Living Faith in Desperate Times: The Faith of the Canaanite Woman 107

7 Reaching Out and Being Vulnerable: Asking for Help 119

8 Glorifying God in Single-Parent Life: Nothing Is Impossible with God 131

9 How to Cope with Irritations: A Single Parent's Plague of Locusts and Other Irritations 142

10 Learning to Depend on God's Timing God's Timing Is Perfect 153

11 Modeling Biblical Principles for Children: Listen Closely to My Words 166

12 Serving Our Lord: Yes, Single Parents Are Worthy to Serve 180

Conclusion: "The Lord Will Guide You" 197

Notes 199

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