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DC4K » Happy Mother’s Day to all the single moms everywhere – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Single moms deserve the honor of being acknowledged on Mother’s Day. When you get to know a single mom you begin to realize they are the most determined group of people you will ever meet. Single moms have reared some amazing adults. Single moms today are raising the next generation of doctors, lawyers, scientist, ministers, politicians, teachers, parents and every profession you can think about including a possible a president of the U.S. Here are just a few things that…

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DC4K » How grandparents can help children of divorce honor their moms on Mother’s Day – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

  With Mother’s Day on the horizon, many churches are planning how to celebrate the mothers in their congregation. In children’s classes around the globe, little kids will be making things to take to their mothers on this special day. There is one group of kids, though, who are conflicted about how to proceed with celebrating their mothers, and that is children of divorce. Like my son said when he was in elementary school, “How am I supposed to get…

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DC4K » How Daylight Savings Time will affect kids of divorce – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

  Next week when we go on daylight savings time children will rise an hour earlier. Most of them will rise while it is still dark outside. Some will have to wait on school buses in the dark. Monday all these children are going to arrive at school a little flustered and sleepy. It will take a few days or even weeks for their body clocks to get registered and set up on the new time zone. What if it’s…

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DC4K » Take precautions – infectious virus – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Coronavirus and pandemic are words being cast around the world right now. People are scared. You can hear it in the almost panic voices of the news media as they expound on the coronavirus crisis. Being in children’s ministry, I naturally think about the children in our communities. To be specific, I think about the children in single-parent families. Kids of divorce are often worriers. They worry about the siblings getting sick. They may worry about one of their parents…

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DC4K » Murdered Single Mom – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Six years ago, at about 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve, a seventeen-year-old young man murdered his single mom in the Florida community where I live. They had been having an altercation, and at some point, the young man grabbed a baseball bat, beat his mom, and stabbed her numerous times with kitchen knives. From all accounts, the young man appeared to be a good kid and had not shown any previous signs of aggression. His baseball coach said the kid…

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DC4K » Happy Father’s Day! – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

To single dads, co-parenting dads, noncustodial fathers, stepdads, and to those who are happily married: thanks for all you do to love and support your children. You make a difference! Related This entry was posted in Accept the Challenge, Divorce Issues, Holidays, Single Parents and tagged Father’s Day by Linda Jacobs. Bookmark the permalink. This is Only a Snippet of a Children’s Ministry Christian Article written by Linda Jacobs Read Full Article

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DC4K » Does your church disciple single dads? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

We hear a lot in the news about deadbeat single dads. These stories are about single dads who don’t step up to the plate and support their children. Not long ago there was the news story in the New York Times titled, Skip Child Support. Go to Jail. Lose Job. Repeat. I’m not here to debate the political correctness of that situation. I mention it because I want to help set the tone for why the church should disciple single…

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DC4K » How Do You Help the Single Dads in Your Church? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

When many people think “single parent” they automatically think of the single mom. While single moms do make up the majority of single parents, single dad households are on the rise. According to research published in 2013 and released by the Pew Research Social & Demographic Trends in the article “The Rise of Single Fathers” minor children living in a home headed by a single dad has increased about nine-fold since the 1960s. In 2011 the number was 2.6 million…

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DC4K » 15 fears and worries single parents face – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Recently in our Single and Parenting class we covered the question, “What fears and worries do you have raising your children by yourself?” Our group was quick to share from their hearts. I’ve asked this question many times at workshops and seminars. Here are some answers I’ve garnered over the years How would I keep my kids safe? When my kids lived close by I never worried about their safety. If something happened I was just down the street but…

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Single dads are dads too! – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

  This month I’d like to bring emphasis to the single dads in our world today. Let’s start by thinking about single dads and Father’s Day. Father’s Day is set aside to celebrate the father’s in our world. Some children of divorce may not have a close relationship with their father. Perhaps the Lord has provided another person to play that father role. If the Lord has provided a grandfather, uncle, older siblings, neighbors or even a male mentor from…

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