Dating as a single christian mom

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Some forget they are looking for a mate and begin to settle for any available man.

I’ve avoided friendships with single moms and I’ve offered “suggestions” as to their working status. Oh, how I wish I had known the pain, the utter depravity that a mom feels that can’t be comforted with piles of bills, laundry, and toys.

Oh, how I wish that I had just once stopped to think about how badly she needed a friend or how desperate she was for a hug. He chose us and adopted us as treasured daughters (Eph 1:4-8).

I prayed and reminded myself that God was in control over circumstances. I fought the tears and resolved to maintain control.

The urge to choke her flooded over me, but I resolved not to come unglued. I had no control over my life and the future was terrifying. She’s tired, mistreated, misunderstood, and often cries herself to sleep at night. Up until this very moment, I have never used the phrase “single mom.” Even when it was a matter of getting food for my children, I refused to allow it to define me. So often, people assume that single moms brought their depravity upon themselves.

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