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23rd Psalm for the Single Parents, Carmen Leal
The 23rd Psalm books offer a new perspective on this familiar psalm, and after reading each book, you will have renewed hope that the Shepherd will provide for their families in every way. The only promise the book makes is that God will be with them in their life's journey, and that's a powerful promise.

Chicken Soup for the Single Parent's Soul, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Laurie Hartman
Single parents are a special breed, shouldering the many obligations and responsibilities of parenting alone. With no one else to help in the trenches of parenting, often they accomplish feats they might have perceived as impossible. And that's what this book is all about. This book speaks to the range of emotions and experiences of single parenthood, offering inspiration and advice to moms and dads going through difficult times, providing reassurance to those who worry they're not living up to expectations and reminding them of the unique influence they have on their children's lives. Every single parent has a different story to tell, but a common thread of hope and comfort unites them all. This book captures the breadth of experiences that define single parents. From daily struggles to amazing triumphs, it will inspire single parents everywhere.

Daily Whispers of Wisdom for Single Moms, Barbour Publishing
Single moms, here's the encouragement you need---for an entire year! 365 Whispers of Wisdom for Single Moms is a spiritual boost for those who need it most. This brand-new devotional provides practical encouragement for single moms "in the trenches" of life. Written by those who've "been there," 365 Whispers of Wisdom for Single Moms addresses your challenges, joys, fears, and hopes---always reminding you of the God who provides strength, encouragement, peace, and sanity. Brief, easy-to-read meditations are ideal for time-starved single moms and feature encouraging scriptures and prayers.

Financial Relief for Single Parents, Brenda Armstrong (forward by Dave Ramsey)
The challenging spiral of financial hardship can overwhelm even the most buoyant soul. Few know this better than single parents who face this burden alone. As a single mom, Brenda Armstrong learned firsthand how to turn her situation around. Both her personal discoveries and the insights she gleaned from years of service alongside Larry Burkett are reflected in this proven plan for achieving the seemingly impossible. Combining practical, biblical principles and proven, achievable steps presented in this book, single parents will find that financial freedom is possible—even for them.

From One Single Mother to Another, Sandra P Aldrich
Have a heart-to-heart talk with someone who has been there. From One Single Mother to Another is the perfect read for any mom raising her children alone when it used to be a two-person job. Genuine and encouraging, this book will assure you of the bright future awaiting you.

Going it Alone: Meeting the Challenges of Being a Single Mom, Michele Howe
When the harsh reality of separation, divorce or widowhood sinks in, facing life as a single mom can feel like living in a whirlpool. Going It Alone offers practical yet compassionate advice for single momsand shows them how to anchor themselves in the promises of God.

Help! I'm Raising My Children Alone!, T D Jakes
The next time the enemy reminds you of your mistakes and tries to intimidate you about the deliverance of your children, start reading Help! I'm Raising My Children Alone. From his own personal experience being raised by a single parent and with anointed biblical insight, Jakes shows you how to "be loosed" from the perils and pitfalls of living in a broken home. At the end of each chapter are discussion questions and interactive parent/child activities to help you create essential bonds that children need and begin the process of healing.

Holding Her Head High; Inspiration from 12 Single Mothers, Janine Turner (actress)
In Holding Her Head High, Janine writes biographies of twelve inspiring single mothers spanning the third to twentieth century. In spite of their difficult circumstances, they survived and left an indelible mark on society by living lives of faith and compassion. These women held their heads high. So can you!

Hope No Matter What: Helping Your Children Heal After Divorce, Kim Hill, Lisa Harper
Birthed out of Kim Hill's personal story. This interactive devotional helps single parents guide their children through the fallout of divorce by offering hope through faith in God, giving opportunity for both to process their feelings and fears. Based on songs from her CD by the same title.

Meditations for Single Moms, Susanne Donoghue
Single parenting. It may be associated with challenge, stress, suffering, grief. Or fullfillment, hope, joy. Through 31 sets of eloquent and inspiring meditations and poems, Susanne Coalson Donoghue gives voice to all these facets of single parenting and more.

My Single Mom Life: Stories & Practical Lessons for Your Journey, Angela Thomas
Author Angela Thomas is an ordinary woman and mom, with an extraordinary passion for God. As a single mom she knows what it's like to be raising children alone and wondering if she's doing it right. In My Single Mom Life, she encourages other "solo" moms with her well learned lessons on loneliness, dating, finances, parenting, and guilt. She assures other single mothers that they can be healthy and strong parents in spite of their circumstances. Paperback edition.

On Our Own: Help and Hope for Single Moms, Lela Gilbert
"Get past 'what might have been' and look toward 'what can be'." In this wonderful dedication to single mothers, Lela Gilbert captures all the questions and concerns a woman might have about raising children on her own. Calling upon God and faith, single mothers everywhere will enjoy this book and take from it the brand-new ability to reason with life and its challenges. Juggling the everyday activities may seem hard now, but with the right support and guidance, like that of On Our Own, woman will soon feel comfortable with themselves and their roles as single mothers.

Parenting on Your Own, Lynda Hunter
You are not alone! Combining personal experience and insight from other single parents, Dr. Lynda Hunter answers your questions re: custody, visitation, child support, dealing with emotions, full-time parenting, working and having a social life, filling in the gaps left by the missing parent, setting goals, dealing with conflict, and financial crunches.

Raising Great Kids on Your Own, David and Lisa Frisbie
With two decades of experience in counseling single parents, David and Lisa Frisbie provide practical, proactive advice to guide kids through the hurt and pain of divorce, take care of yourself so you can take care of your children, build a strong support system, manage your household, and make good decisions about work, education and relationships. Includes a list of resources for single parents.

Single Moms Raising Sons: Preparing Boys to Be Men When There's No Man Around, Dana S Chisholm
Can a single mother provide her son with the strength and wisdom most boys receive from their fathers? How will her son learn to be a good man without a healthy male influence around? Being a single parent comes with many challenges, but for women one of the most difficult is to raise sons to be strong men and good fathers without a healthy male role model in the home. In Single Moms Raising Sons author Dana Chisholm, a single mom with first hand experience, encourages other moms to partner with God in raising their boys. From financial concerns to dealing with Dad letting down the boys again and again, she provides honest and helpful advice for single moms.

Single Moms: Tips and Guidelines to Become Better Mom!, Dr. Sharon Morris May
The Extraordinary Women DVD Series is designed to help women help themselves and others. Women today are doing more than ever before in history. New issues confront them on a daily basis. How does a woman cope with unique stress of motherhood, career, relationships, singleness, financial freedom, etc? Encouragement and Strategies For Single Moms: There are 12.2 million single moms in America, and that number is ever growing. These women face unique challenges and a heavy burden. Sharon understands. Laugh and cry with her as she shares her own story of being a single mom. She offers tips and guidelines for single moms that will help make them better women and better parents.

Single Parenting That Works , (book) Dr. Kevin Leman
Single parenting can be an overwhelming task, but marriage and family expert Dr. Kevin Leman offers encouragement for moms or dads carrying the load alone. Discover the six keys that will transform your perspective and help you create a plan for your time and finances tailored to you and your family. Includes questions to prompt thought and action.

Single Parenting That Works, Video Curriculum, Dr. Kevin Leman
Single Parenting that Works is a 6-lesson study designed to encourage single parents to build healthy relationships with their ex-spouses and to raise their children to love and honor the Lord. This study will help parents understand that they are not alone in the challenges they face. Parents will find practical, biblically sound guidance on being loving, caring, and effective parents to their children. Items included in kit are... -Instruction Guide for planning and implementing the study. -Promotion kit of color posters, ads and clip art. -Facilitator guide -32-page Single Parenting That Works! Workbook -Audio CD of the entire series -Six 25 minute lessons on DVD

Single Parenting: Student Book, ProActive Parenting Series, James C Williams
Single Parenting explores the basic fundamentals of parenting including a basic parenting plan, family priorities, discipline and time management through the unique perspective of a single parent. The four weekly sessions are:
Week 1 Coping as a Single Parent
Week 2 Leading Your Family Along the Right Path
Week 3 Confronting the Challenges of Discipline
Week 4 Providing Your Family's Needs

Single Parents Call-In, (Audio) Sandra Aldrich, Lynda Hunter on Focus on the Family Broadcast

Single Parents: Daily Grace for the Hardest Job, Robert D Jones
Single parents have one of the hardest jobs in the world. They try to be all things to their kids - cook, nurse, chauffeur, breadwinner, and disciplinarian to name a few. In this much needed booklet, Robert D. Jones addresses the many issues single parents face, offering hope for each day, as he shares biblical truths and parenting strategies.

Single Servings: 90 Devotions to Feed Your Soul, Lee Warren
Many Christian singles struggle with loneliness, physical desires, and expectations. The world has answers to all of these needs, but so does the Bible. In Single Servings, author Lee Warren, himself an unmarried thirty-something, offers ninety devotionals for single Christians who find themselves pressured by one or more of these challenges. He takes an honest look at the struggle as well as the benefits of the single life, never attempting to minimize the realities of being single but always pushing the reader to find ultimate satisfaction in Christ and the church. Each devotional is followed by insightful questions that encourage both practical and spiritual reflection, making this is a must read for any single who desires greater fulfillment and longs for wholeness.

Still Going It Alone: Mothering with Faith and Finesse When the Children Have Grown, Michele Howe
Still Going It Alone addresses issues common to women who have been at the task of single parenting for some seasons. These unique women now face the prospect of sending their children off to college, to a distant career site, or to be married and must continue to fulfill their ever-altering parental role. Moms with grown children also realize the need for wise financial planning and career re-assessment. Each single mom understands they may never re-marry, that growing old and retiring alone is a very real possibility. For many, the future looms in uncertainty. This resource book will provide practical hope and continually redirect women to the source of all comfort, God and His word.

Success Single Parent I-IV, (Audio) Dr. James Dobson
Focus on the Family Broadcasts

Successful Single Parenting, Gary Richmond
Drawing on his experience as a single-parent pastor, speaker and author Gary Richmond offers sanity in the form of this invaluable release. He delivers practical help and godly ways to balance your needs with those of your children in a loving family atmosphere.

The Challenge of Single Fathering , (Audio) Dr. James Dobson, Focus on the Family Broadcast
You've found yourself parenting without your wife, which brings about unique challenges. But you're not alone. Find encouragement from other single dads who share the emotional and practical difficulties they face and suggest ways the church can reach out to single parents.

The Single Dad's Survival Guide, Michael A Klumpp
The job of a single dad is hard. How are you ever going to complete all of the necessary tasks? Raising a child requires providing for them financially, running the household, and providing for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of your children. The Single Dad's Survival Guide shows you how to succeed at being a one-man parenting team. With humor and insight author Mike Klumpp provides you with helpful information and guidance to help you be successful. Also included are pointers on the unique needs of daughters and sons.

The Single Mom's Guide to Finding Joy in the Chaos, Elsa Kok Colopy
Raising preschoolers can be exasperating and exhausting-especially when you are doing it by yourself. Colopy offers experience-based wisdom on crucial issues from discipline to nutrition. Learn how to build your child's self-esteem, how sibling rivalry can teach problem-solving skills, budgeting and more.

The Slippery Slope, Krista Smith
Is a board game that is available in three formats, one for kids, one for teens, and one for adults, designed to help people of all ages open up and deal with their feelings and emotions associated with separation and/or divorce. Kids jump from lily pad to lily pad, teens ride a roller coaster and adults experience the journey.

Thriving in a Single-Parent Family I-II, (Audio) Scott Welch, Ann Kiemel, Dr. Kevin Leman, Dr. James Dobson, Focus on the Family Broadcast:
The goal of this broadcast, says Dr. Dobson, is to put an arm around single parents, letting them know that Focus on the Family is here to help. If you or someone you know is a single parent, you won't want to miss this program filled with advice and encouragement. Listen in as psychologist and bestselling author Kevin Leman offers practical help from his book Single Parenting That Works: Six Keys to Raising Happy, Healthy Children in Single-Parent Homes. Joining the conversation are single parents Ann Kiemel, a popular speaker and author, and Scott Welch, a producer for the Focus on the Family broadcast.