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Single Parents: Daily Grace for the Hardest Job

Single Parents: Daily Grace for the Hardest Job

I was only two years old when my dad died an untimely death. My sisters were twelve and fourteen. Mom was stunned. She never remarried. She remained a single mom, raising me and my sisters with no co-parent. Her world was hard, her life difficult, her task burdensome.

If you are a single parent, have been a single parent, or know a single parent well, you will likely agree that it may be the hardest job in the world. Seeking to be both dad and mom—breadwinner, cook, chauffeur, comforter, dishwasher, homework helper, disciplinarian, nurse, and role model—can wear down the most hardy man or woman. Single mothers and fathers need sturdy truths from our Savior to equip them for the task.

I am not a single parent, but I know several, and I feel for them. Though I cannot sound the depths of their varied experiences, I hope that the following counsel from God’s Word can guide and stabilize any single parent who seeks to know and follow Jesus.