If it’s any consolation, I’ve been a married frustrated parent when it comes to my kids. But, if you’re single and you’re facing these kids by yourself, my heart goes out to you. In a marriage, you’ve got backup. If I blow it, I know my wife is generally there to pick up the pieces. What’s my suggestion to single parents? Find backup. It can be a trusted friend, a youth leader, a relative—somebody who can speak truth to you AND to your kids. Let’s face it. We all need to hear truth spoken to us regularly, especially when we let in Satan’s deception. While it’s difficult being a single parent, prayer is a great tool. God loves you, and He’s going to help you raise your kids as you earnestly cry out to Him.

Suggested Reading: Philippians 4:6-7, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18