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Single Parents

Any Parent Not Married

THE JOYS OF BEING A PARENT

Single families come about through the following ways: Single mother/father by divorce, single mother/father by being widowed, single mother/father by child out of wedlock, and single mother/father by adoption. The local church needs to be equipped to address these areas of being a single parent family without assuming or grouping all of them together.

As a single parent, you may have one or more children. You may or may not receive child support. You either have full, joint, partial, or no custody of your children. Whatever the circumstance you are a single parent, we at Table for One Ministries want to support you as a parent and as a single adult.

We recognize that not all single parents feel as if they are single. Many choose to associate with parents of their children’s friends. While this is acceptable, we believe single parents are single and can find great encouragement with other single adults in their community. Children of single parents are also at a greater risk for abuse so a strong support system is even more vital than a nuclear family. Single parents of different ages react differently to the idea of dating, but as long as your relationship with God is guiding your path you will know if dating is right for you during this season of your life.

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40% of all Parents are Single Parents
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Percentage of opposite-sex, unmarried-partner households in 2011 that included at least one biological child of either partner.

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America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2011

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Million

Number of unmarried parents living with their children in 2011. Of these, 10.0 million were unmarried mothers and 1.7 million were unmarried fathers, and 1.9 million were unmarried couples with at least one shared child.

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America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2011

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Thousand

Number of unmarried grandparents who were caregivers for their grandchildren in 2010. They comprised about three in 10 grandparents who were responsible for their grandchildren.

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2006-2010 American Community Survey

36%
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Percentage of women age 15 to 50 with a birth in the last 12 months, as of 2010, who were widowed, divorced or never married.

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2010 American Community Survey

BLOGS FOR SINGLE PARENTS

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Four Things the Single Parent Needs from the Church

Single parenting! I remember those days well! When I entered into this stage in my life I had just left the military but little did I realize I was entering
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TFO - Table for One Ministries- Ministry for Singles and Leaders to Singles - Blog - Sunday Single Selection

Sunday Single Selection

It is Saturday night and you know you should go to church tomorrow, yet you have reservations in your heart about where to go or if you should find somewhere new to
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TFO - Table for One Ministries- Ministry for Singles and Leaders to Singles - Blog - Single Parent and Complete in Christ

Single Parent and Complete in Christ

Complete in Christ not just a lifestyle. It is a mindset that no matter what happens or what worldly influences persist, wholeness is found in the Lord. Single families need
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Table for One Ministries- Ministry for Singles and Leaders to Singles - Blog - Marriage isn't the Finish Line

Marriage isn’t the Finish Line

The big day is here! Here comes the bride all dressed in white. The groom dressed to the nines in his rented tux stands fidgeting at the front to begin
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TFO - Table for One Ministries- Ministry for Singles and Leaders to Singles - Blog - Not an Option

Not an Option

When is the last time you made something “Not an Option”? Truly, 100% said to yourself that under no circumstances will I ever ____. Everyone has things that are not
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TFO - Table for One Ministries- Ministry for Singles and Leaders to Singles - Blog - End of the Rope with Addiction

End of the Rope with Addiction

Do you ever feel torn between doing what you know is right, and then doing the wrong thing anyway? Choosing to continue in a sin that you should be able
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TFO - Table for One Ministries- Ministry for Singles and Leaders to Singles - Blog - Feeling Alone in the Pew

Feeling Alone in the Pew

It’s Sunday morning and you are off to church. You arrive on time for the worship service and slip into the back. Then, there it is. The happy couple in
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One Way To Grow Your Singles Ministry You Missed

Pregnancy centers are commonplace now in our cities and towns. These centers of hope of a life yet to be born have contributed to the steady decline of abortions in
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RESOURCES

At Table for One Ministries we are comprised of seminary professors, ministers, doctoral students, and lay leaders passionate about reaching singles. We also have done ministry for decades and know that even the most seasoned of leaders can use a helping hand sometimes. Our Ministry wants to help you get the tools you need to reach singles in your area.

BOOKS FOR SINGLE PARENTS