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How does Valentine’s Day affect kids and divorced parents? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

  The infamous day of “love” is coming up. You know the one I’m talking about: Valentine’s Day. How Valentine’s Day affects kids and divorced parents is an interesting question. A lot of how it affects kids and parents depends on where the parents are in the divorce process. If the parents are recently divorced, still healing, and not involved in another relationship, then Valentine’s Day can be hurtful. It can remind them about what they used to have or…

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Why is the interruption of routines and traditions at Christmas so difficult for a child? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

  Children of divorce get used to a particular routine. While living in a different house every week or leaving your home to spend every other weekend with a different parent might not seem like a routine to us adults, to children, it is what has become their routine. It is a schedule that has become a routine they can count on to happen. They can look forward to seeing the other parent every other Friday. Or they know that…

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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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Why do behavior problems escalate when there is a divorce? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

  There are many things happening in a child’s life when parents separate or divorce. The child doesn’t understand adult problems and even though a lot of their friends have divorced parents, many children simply don’t know what the word “divorce” means. All they know is their parents were together and now one parent is packing their bags. In “Divorced Kids” by Laurene Johnson and Georglyn Rosenfeld we read, “It is more difficult to handle children during and after a…

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