I have often expressed to my husband that I am married to a paycheck and in the role of a single parent. While his eyes may roll, the reality is that it is true. Recently I had the opportunity to read CArla Anne Coroy’s new book, Married Mom, Solor Parent: Finding God’s Strength to Face the Challenge. It was encouraging to know that I am not the only woman out there who feels this way. I loved that Coroy took a situation that has made me cry over and over and added a touch of humor, revealed moments when the glass is truly half full and through it all points to God’s power and strength to add value to life.
While this book made me feel like Coroy and I were sitting around the table chatting about our lives, there was no self-pity or finger pointing. Instead, I felt she embraced me, encouraged me to examine myself, explore my heart and continue raising my children regardless of what position I am in. There is to be no blame, just chin up and keep going.
I was wowed by how many situations are like mine and yet how many more unique issues I’d never thought to explore. It was a heart breaking revelation and yet uplifting because I know there are woman out there who are much, much stronger than I am.
Whether your partner is not home often due to work or just stuck in the rut that women are to raise children, Coroy writes beautifully about the situation. She shares person features throughout the book that made me shout, “Way to go!” Coroy seems to let me confide in her and introduces me to women who are getting through the situation and are remarkable.
About the book:
Married Mom, Solo Parent is a common-sense, down-to-earth look at the struggles wives and mothers face when their husband is not actively involved in family life. Writing from her own experience as a married single mom, Carla Anne Coroy will help wives and mothers sort through their questions, such as: Can I do this alone? How do I raise kids to honor their father? How do I give my children a healthy perspective of marriage if they never see one in action? With practical suggestions, anecdotes, and biblical teaching, this book will encourage moms to see their position as a high calling, to find healing for their worries and frustrations, and to tap into God’s strength for help in facing the daily challenge of being a married mom, solo parent.
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About the Author: Carla Anne Coroy runs the Married Single Mom blog at www.carlaannecoroy.blogspot.com. She speaks regularly and serves as a staff writer for an online Christian women’s magazine Mentoring Moments for Christian Women. Carla Anne lives in Canada with her husband and four homeschooled children. For more information, visit www.carlaanne.com.
*I received a copy of Married Mom, Solo Parent in order to facilitate an honest review. The opinions, where expressed are my own and were in no way influenced by the sponsor. Others experiences may vary.