Arise Blog

Category: Living Single

  • The Baptist Nun

    I am a chosen instrument of God.” To be single indicates I’ve been set apart for His purposes. I have received an extraordinary calling that not everyone accepts or endures. If my Savior can remain single to do the will of the Father, then so can I.

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  • A Gift For Jesus

    What if your family doesn’t look like what you dreamed of as a child? What if it’s just you and your children and times are tough? Do you establish traditions or pack away that yearning and tuck it on a shelf? This year maybe consider a different twist on giving.

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  • Mom Guilt Is Real

    Mom guilt. Have you ever felt it? It’s a mom’s feeling of failure in certain areas, where expectations were placed there by others or herself, making her feel like she’s fallen short somehow. It’s toxic. It’s real. It hurts.

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  • Why Church?

    As a single woman, why is it important to attend church? Great question. Here are our top three reasons why church should be a top priority for singles.

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  • 6 Steps When You Find Yourself Suddenly Single (divorced)

    As is true with any healing process, there’s always a beginning point. For some, the following suggestions may seem elementary. But if you’re suddenly single and in a crisis mode, these ideas won’t seem basic at all. In fact, they might appear as impossible tasks. Yet with God at the helm, the impossible becomes possible when we lean into Him.

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  • Your “WILL” and “WILL NOT” List for the Holidays

    Here’s something that might be helpful for moms walking through the joys and challenges of the holiday season. Why not draw up a “Ten Commandments” rulebook in what you “will” and “will not” allow? After all, we can predict how we handle the future by what we create today.

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  • Keep Going

    Do you ever feel like all the emotions ever hit at once...usually around the holidays? You're not alone. There’s a sisterhood of women raising children by themselves that dreamed of something different this holiday season. If that is you, trust that your circumstance is not a surprise to God.

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  • Ten Things Every Single Mom Needs to Know During the Holidays

    Christmas is a wonderful time of the year, but often it's a struggle for single parents to be merry. So what’s a mom to do in finding balance? Reviewing these reminders from Pam Kanaly will help you to experience Christmas in a fresh light!

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  • The Empty Nester

    It is importatn to remember that God is NOT finished with our roles as mothers once we enter the empty nester season. In fact, just because the children are out of the house does not mean they don’t need us anymore. Quite the opposite. They need us even more now than ever—just in different ways.

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  • A Whisper From God

    Do you ever lose sight of God in the mundane and exhausting task of your daily life? Here is a little reminder of how he walks with us always. He knows our name and our every need. Do you see him?

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