Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Singe Parents

2 Timothy 1:5
 5For I am mindful of the sincere faith within you, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am sure that it is in you as well.

Single parents sometimes get a bad wrap.  Most of them go day in and day out going it alone.  They do not have a spouse to fall back out.  They have to deal with discipline, chores, finances, repairs, emotional blow ups, laundry, meals, and being outwitted, outlasted, and outplayed by their children.  Single parents do the best they can.  If a couple is unsure, at least they have each other to fall back on and to help make decisions.  Single parents do not have that.  They can't say, Go ask your father/mother.  They have to make it.  If they have a support system, someone they can lean on, then they have someone special.  It may be a set of grandparents, or siblings, a great friend.  But, what Christian people need to understand is that we are not alone.  We are all here to encourage and help each other.  It's hard to ask for help, but that's just being prideful, isn't it?  But that is a whole different issue.

We have a duty to help the widows and young parents who seem to be going it alone.  Whether we visit with them, work on their car, clean their yard, babysit so they get some adult time, it doesn't matter.  Just help out.  It's the right thing to do.

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