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Today's Scripture"He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. " Psalm 23:2-3 NLT
Thoughts for Today
In an emergency situation, airlines instruct parents traveling with young children to place the oxygen mask on themselves before putting a mask on their children. Likewise, single parents must learn to take care of their own needs, or they will not be able to care for their children effectively.
Consider this …
Set aside a time period each day—even if it is very short—to relax and unwind. And find ways to spend time with other adults. Just as children need to play with other children, so adults need the company of other adults. Try to give yourself a special treat at least once or twice a month. This might take the form of a movie, a long walk, or a quiet dinner with adult friends. Finding these times of rest and peace will give you strength and you'll be able to be a more effective parent.
These thoughts were drawn from …
The Single Christian: Living as One in a World of Twos by Dr. Elizabeth Holland. In a world where everyone seems to have a mate, it is difficult to live life as a single person. Whether you have never been married, are divorced or are widowed, this study is for you. In The Single Christian, Dr. Holland examines many of the different facets of singleness, from rejection; bitterness and unforgiveness; loneliness; to dating; single parenting and the positives of being single. Note: This curriculum was written especially for small groups, and we encourage people to use it that way. However, it can also be used effectively as a personal study for individuals.
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