Arise Blog

Category: Living Single

  • An Invitation to the Thrive Gathering

    I believe God brings people and organizations into our paths to strengthen us in our life journey. At Arise Ministries, we exist to empower single moms to not only create healthy homes but to create healthy mamas. I remember one day as a single mom sitting on my back porch crying, wishing someone knew the stress and aloneness I was feeling. I just needed someone to come alongside and rejuvenate that weary soul of mine. Maybe that memory is the catalyst that birthed not only Arise Ministries but our annual single mom THRIVE conference.

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  • More Than A Vacation

    When my boys were three and nine years old, I read an article about the value of giving children experiences over material things. I was a single mom who was not able to shower my kids with material items, so I felt like vacations were for sure out of the picture. I couldn’t get the idea out of my head though.

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  • Single Mother: Brave, Courageous, Strong

    The truth is, she is NOT enough. NO mother is enough whether single or married. Yet the Bible says that with God, she is more than enough. It’s a partnership, and never will there be a time where she is on her own in raising up great kids.

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  • 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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