The Single Parent
Confident and Successful
Whether you became a single parent through divorce, a death, adoption, or some other situation, you've probably wondered what the future holds for you and your children. Will you be able to provide the emotional, financial, and spiritual support your family needs?
The Single Parent will encourage you and help you avert problems before they arise. It is filled with wise counsel, biblical truth, and real-life stories--the author's own as well as those of the many single moms and dads who have come across her path over the years. You will find tips and best practices to help you improve your child's behavior, negotiate boundaries, graciously seek and accept help from others, and most important, trust God in the process.
God cares for the single parent and will provide for you and your children. Let this book give you the tools you need as you travel this road with Him.
"Can you find hope and joy while parenting alone? Absolutely! Linda Jacobs is a leading expert on single parenting because she's been a single mother herself and she's helped countless others who are on that journey. This book is a rich resource that will help you and your kids."--STEVE GRISSOM, founder, Church Initiative (DivorceCare, DC4K, Single & Parenting, GriefShare)
Linda Ranson Jacobs is one of the foremost leaders in single-parent ministry. Having been both divorced and widowed, Linda knows firsthand the needs of single-parent families. As a children's ministry director, speaker, trainer, and therapeutic child care center owner, Linda has assisted countless single parents and their children. In 2004, Linda created and developed the DivorceCare for Kids program. Linda lives with her husband in Navarre, Florida.
"Can you find hope and joy while parenting alone? Absolutely! Linda Jacobs is a leading expert on single parenting because she's been a single mother herself and she's helped countless others who are on that journey. This book is a rich resource that will help you and your kids."
Steve Grissom, founder, Church Initiative (DivorceCare, DC4K, Single & Parenting, GriefShare)
"God's Word has so much to say to single parents, and Linda Jacobs will connect the dots for you. With practical, biblical, encouraging advice from a parent who has 'been there, done that,' this book will comfort your heart and empower your parenting journey. Read it and give one to a friend."
Ron L. Deal, family author, speaker, and therapist, bestselling author of The Smart Stepfamily and Dating and the Single Parent
"Linda Jacobs has masterfully woven her own real-life experience as a single parent with the stories of Scripture in order to illustrate both the challenges of single parenting and their solutions. The Single Parent is delightfully engaging, practically insightful, and anchored in Scripture. It has my highest recommendation!"
Larry Fowler, founder, Legacy Coalition
"The Single Parent is an amazing handbook for the issues single parents face every day. Linda Jacobs weaves personal experiences with practical tools and advice. Her experience ministering to hurting children and her extensive education strengthen what she writes. This isn't merely a book of advice but is written from the heart, with compassion and strong understanding."
Robyn Besemann, owner, Robyn B. Ministries
"With compassion, wisdom, and humor, Linda Ranson Jacobs writes of the unique aspects of the single parenting life. Linda will see you through the dark emotions, the lonely heartaches, and the very real reasons for hope and joy. Linda writes in a way that is easy to understand, sharing concepts that are easy to apply to your everyday life. This book is a must read for any single parent who wants to raise his or her children in a strong, secure, godly home."
Elsa Kok Colopy, expert on the DivorceCare and Single & Parenting DVD series, speaker, and author of six books
"Linda Jacobs brings decades of wisdom into this new and important resource for single parents! Her ability to weave hope into the journey of these complexities is absolutely amazing and gives single parents a road map to a life where they can thrive! This is a life-changing resource . . . a must read!"
Tammy G. Daughtry, MMFT, founder, CoParenting International, and author of Co-Parenting Works! Helping Your Children Thrive After Divorce
"Powerful, personal, and uplifting! Parenting is the world's hardest job, and how much more is parenting alone. With years of experience supporting and guiding single parents, and drawing on personal experiences, Linda Jacobs offers simple, supportive, and spiritual advice for the parent searching for hope. Read, relate, and refer!"
Dr. Jensen Petersen, First Baptist Church of Navarre, Florida
"Single parenting is hard work. There is no one who knows how to maneuver through these obstacles better than Linda Jacobs. In The Single Parent, Linda deals with the difficult subjects head on and applies biblical truths to our everyday situations. With over fifty years of hands-on experience, she challenges all single parents to be the best that we can be with practical tools and honest answers."
Krista Smith, founder, Sonset Point Ministries, and author
"Single parents can thrive! Linda empowers parents with a biblical, practical approach that brings hope and encouragement to the soul. This is a must read for any single parent. I highly recommend this insightful work by someone who has been in the trenches."
Dr. Scott Turansky, National Center for Biblical Parenting
"This book landed in my hands at the perfect time! Linda does a beautiful job of showing the single parent how God is with us in this season! She also gives amazing advice on some very common places we can get stuck on this journey! A must read for sure."
Nicole Wallis, single mom