The Dilemma of Young Widowhood

“To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is well for them to remain unmarried as I am. But if they are not practicing self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to be aflame with passion” 1 Corinthians 7:8–9 (NRSV). No one ever expects to lose a spouse – especially if you’re young and just starting out in life. I’m no spring chicken at 35, but I still consider myself … [Read more...]

When Daddy’s Gone

“Father of orphans and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation” Psalm 68:5 (NRSV). Father’s Day is swiftly approaching, and many are thinking of creative ways to honor dad in this season. However, what if daddy is gone? The Annie E. Casey Foundation reported that in 2012, 67 percent of African-American children lived in single parent homes. I am certain the statistics include men … [Read more...]