Dating single mom teenage daughter
In almost every case, a single parent is walking down a road they didn’t plan to be on.
They started with two parents, but something happened—death, divorce, abandonment—and now they are struggling to fill two roles that their children desperately need.
Don’t make the mistake of giving up on those standards because you are tired or discouraged.
It is quite common for the other parent who is gone not to be supportive of your efforts as a parent; hold firm anyhow.
My friend Michael Card likens single parenting to a wilderness experiences.
I feel like our son is like the rope in a tug of war.
That’s the thing that I never wanted to happen, but he is caught between two parents who love him but parent differently.
I keep trying to let go so he is not torn between two directions.” Sheri wants to do what is best for her son, yet in some ways she is being penalized for trying to do things right. You never want to back off from doing right in order to have a better relationship with your child.
(By the way, this is the pattern that we see in divorce situations—the mom is trying to hold the line firm while the dad lets the kids get away with murder so they will “like him.”) Though it’s very hard advice, I encouraged Sheri to never give up; trust in the Lord and keep praying.