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Single…with Children

Jennifer knocks nervously on the pastor's door. She wonders if she can find the courage to explain her story of a painful marriage, physical abuse, and divorce. When she enters the office, the pastor sees the pain in her eyes. "Jennifer, I think I know why you are here. You and Dave are divorcing."

After an hour of talking, Jennifer feels neither comfort nor support from her pastor. But they do pray together. As she leaves his office, Jennifer wipes back tears and looks for her car. She has no idea how she is going to support her three children. She has been a stay-at-home mom for eight years. She feels alone, confused, and afraid of the future. Praying with the pastor was good, but Jennifer is losing hope. Her pantry is nearly empty, and she doesn't have the courage to tell anyone how desperate she is.

When Jennifer arrives home, her kids ask, "Mommy, what's for dinner? We're hungry!"

There are countless Jennifers in our churches today: single parents who have to accomplish nearly everything ...

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