Parenting Takes Courage

After a little over two years, I was finally able to watch the movie “Courageous” again. I couldn’t watch it before because it was one of the last movies I watched with my husband that deeply moved the both of us. In fact, the movie touched us so much, I wrote about it here. I remember us sitting on the couch, sniffling and wiping away tears. That’s how powerful the movie was for us. Now, … [Read more...]

How Mary’s Husband Can Encourage Single Moms

Dating, courtship or whatever you want to call it is hard enough when it’s just you. Factor in a child or two and it can seem impossible. It is hard enough trying to balance a full-time job, the children’s school and social activities and other responsibilities and try to have some semblance of a social life. I understand why many women choose to remain single until their children are older. … [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...]