Strength for Single Moms is a ministry designed to bring together Single Moms into a community of faith, friendship and service.
Several years ago one of my closest and dearest friends went through a series of tragic situations in her marriage. After years of marital struggle and trying to fix what was broken her husband who suffered from bipolar disorder and addiction ended up in a terrible motorcycle accident and is now virtually lifeless in a nursing home.
As my friend struggled to pick up the broken pieces of what her life use to be she found herself in a new reality – Single Mom of two children under the age of 6. She longed for connection with others like her but there was no one in her situation –
She was still in this broken marriage – Divorce Care didn’t fit
Her husband wasn’t deceased – Grief Share didn’t fit
She had preschoolers but Mops didn’t fit either…
what she needed was an outlet where she could bond with other women who were going the journey of parenting alone fulfilling the role of not one but two parents.
Thus – Strength for Single Moms was birthed – A place where Single Moms could support one another through the truth of Gods word, a place where they felt understood, a place where they could share common struggles, a place where they could lift one anothers arms up when they were to tired.
Strength for Single Moms meets every Wednesday during season and takes breaks during the summer time. We plow through Gods word on topics such as
Identity in Christ
Influencing your Children
How to Study the Bible
Breaking Generational curses
Here is a place where we discover God, ourselves and one another and through this God begins to do His work. Through the journey that we walk together the hope and desire is that each woman would walk away not with an identity of being a Single Mom but of identifying with the struggles of being a Single Mom and a knowing of Identity and purpose in Christ alone. Through identifying, testifying, confession of the hardships healing begins to take place. We have seen miraculous transformation take place in the lives of countless women as they enter into a place where they feel free to express, learn, grow, cry, laugh and experience a sisterhood that is unbreakable.
God is a God of creating beauty out of our ashes. The places that seem lifeless, dead when brought before the light of Christ are transformed into life. I have witnessed this in my friends life as she allowed the dark places of her life to be a place where God’s light could shine and not only heal her but heal others.