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A support group for single parents to encourage each other and exchange ideas.

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Christian Education & the Single Parent 4 Replies

Started by Cherylann Johnson. Last reply by Chim Nuka Feb 4, 2013.

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Comment by Hermione on January 26, 2011 at 2:04am

 

Some interesting thoughts for you from http://www.parentsforchrist.com/parents/bible/single.shtml

 

Parents have their own healing processes to attend to as well. It starts with God and ends with God. Allow God to mend your wounds and broken heart. Your strength is admirable for your children, but you need self-fulfillment and healing. Seek God first and all shall be added unto you. Your stability sets the tone. Ask God to heal and strengthen you first, then your children will be blessed.

 

Single mothers, lean on the unchanging hand of God to be your husband after tragedy. God is all the love and man you need until His will be done. If it pleases God for you to marry again, God will send you a husband.

 

May God continue to bless you and your family.

 

Comment by Essy on November 30, 2010 at 6:25pm
Hi Melinda,
I can’t imagine what you experience with your son, mine is only 12 and God is holding him for me.
I was not raised to express much loving emotions to my parents neither did they express much but my children seem to crave allot of that. We hug, kiss, and play and when I need their attention, I use that to get to them. Sometimes I get opposition but it registers every time and more often than not, it works.
Try listening to him without saying anything and when he is done, say, ”I’m glad we had a chance to talk. I’ll work on making things better between you and me. Would you like to try too?” Whatever he says, let it go and keep trying. Sit on his bed and listen. Hold his hand and talk about how happy you were when he was born. Boys want to appear tough but try things that will get to his emotions and pay attention to know when to pull him in and when to let go. Above all, like you are doing, keep on praying and ask God for positive things for him to hear. I’ll be praying too.
God bless,
Comment by Glenwood Rahming on October 11, 2010 at 1:13pm
Its a blessing to be a part of this group, i am also a single parent of two boys. I pray that God continue to show us the right path for our childen. God bless
Comment by Cherylann Johnson on August 31, 2010 at 7:27pm
Hi Melinda welcome to the group to both you and Sheena.

Now to answer your question or request for advice. I myself have a 16 year old daughter who is also rebelling as well. What i can admit though is that its not with anything rude its just that she questions everything i say and do and that sort of stuff.

You are a single mom to a boy child and i always say that a woman can't raise a boy to be a man, nor visa versa with a man and his daughter. I've said all that to say that you can't think like a man nor boy only as a woman. I know that you want what is best for your son but sometimes we have to let our children make mistakes. Yet we still have to shield them from their own mistakes and to save them from themselves. Other people give their ideas and opinions but when they are in the same situations they would not do half of what they are telling you to do.

What you are doing right now is the best thing. Pray on and fast for him as well you have raised him to know God and he will remember that.

Letting go is the hardest thing for a parent, i know cause I am learning that I too have to do that. When we mother them too much they rebel and resent. Another thing is to try to remember how you felt and thought at age 17.

I hope that my little take on the situation is helpful and would hope that others from the group give their advice as well cause i would sure like to know what to do as well..
Comment by Melinda Price on August 31, 2010 at 6:05am
Hi everyone. I am a single mom. Right now I need some advice. I have a 17 year old son who has me at my wits end. He is rebelling against just about everything. I have been praying about this situation. I want to know if anyone else has gone through this and can give me some insight on how to deal with it. Everyone is saying lock him out of the house and let him try to make it on his own but I can't bring myself to do that. Despite the heartaches he is giving me, he is still my son and I love him.
Comment by sheena may gloria on August 11, 2010 at 9:05am
hello I'm Sheena a single parent from Philippines..in my side my parents support the needs of my 2yr old daughter because i dont have work and didnt finish my studies..I;m glad i join this group...God bless us all single parent..
Comment by Cherylann Johnson on July 7, 2010 at 10:08pm
My dear sis as Valarie suggested keep praying and have faith. I am a bit late in my posting but I am praying that what ever the outcome you will see the work of God. Sometime we don't always understand but He always has a plan. Its sad how some of our own treat us. God is not dead he is very much alive.
Comment by Valerie E. Waters on July 3, 2010 at 4:13pm
To the Sister who's divorce hearing is July7th. Be faithful in your prayers to GOD. He is not sleeping, He see's what this so called Adventist Lawyer is trying to do. Hold fast to your briefs. Your body is a gift from GOD not for anyone to abuse it or you. I will pray for you.
Comment by Cherylann Johnson on June 18, 2010 at 9:29pm
Hi everyone!!!! HAPPY SABBATH!! GUESS WHAT!!!! I HAVE MY INTERNET AND NOW I CAN BE MORE INVOLVED IN THE GROUP. HOORAY..
Comment by Cherylann Johnson on May 4, 2010 at 5:39am
Hi all gr8 news my internet will be at my home by next wk and then I will be able 2 be online all day and night long and will be able 2 respond to all messages and requests and such like but you guys seem to be handling things really well.

Even although you guys don't see me I am here....lol i check the site as often as i am permitted t as I don't have internet at home and hate bothering people but tht will be sorted out soon.

Have a gr8 day and from next week we will be up and active at full speed.
 

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