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About Single and Parenting Support Group

Other people don’t truly understand how tough it is to be a single parent—day after day after day. Sometimes you want to give up. And that’s a normal reaction—you’re doing the job of two people. You should be tired.

The thing is, you deeply desire to do what’s best for your kids, but you worry that you can’t. Sometimes it’s all you can do to survive from one day to the next.

So what can you do?

Single & Parenting groups address these concerns. You’ll discover how to deal with your deep-down worries and your day-to-day struggles.

At a weekly Single & Parenting group, you’ll meet with other single parents to learn and discuss some amazing parenting strategies and hope-filled insights.


What is Single & Parenting Support Group

Rest for Single Parents

How to find true rest: As a single parent, you know what it means to be exhausted. But God offers rest—not just physical comfort, but rest for your soul.

Find out God’s surprising plan to put an end to your suffering. You’ll discover:

  • How God gently cared for a single mom in the Bible
  • How God wants to care for you
  • What can keep you from experiencing God’s comfort

Overwhelmed

If you’re a single parent, you can probably relate:

“I can’t do another day. I can’t do another minute, let alone a whole day.” —Rob, single dad

“It can be really hectic and busy, and sometimes all I want in the moment is peace and quiet and no more fighting … Isn’t that fair?” —Julie, single mom

“I’m worn out. I’m frustrated with life. I don’t know what to do that’s best for my kids.” —Lois, single mom

Every day you work to meet the emotional and physical needs of your children, often at the expense of your own. You strive to be a good parent, but the struggle to do everything by yourself makes it seem impossible. Is there any chance of finding hope and rest?

A Tender God

Hagar probably wondered the same thing. The book of Genesis in the Bible describes the story of Hagar, a servant in Abraham’s household. She was a single mother who was betrayed and then banished into the desert.

Imagine how hopeless Hagar must have felt as she and her son were sent away from their home, with food and water strapped to her shoulders to last how long? The desert stretched endlessly as she wandered with her son, carefully rationing her provisions until, finally, the food and water were gone. With no other options, she laid her starving child under a bush and collapsed at a distance to avoid seeing him die. They both began to cry. In the parched wasteland, erased of human comfort, two frail voices rose up from the desert, perhaps the only sounds.

Hope in a Painful World

Do you identify with Hagar? Maybe you can taste her bitterness when you think about being rejected by your child’s other parent or her sadness when you can’t provide for your children like you want to. Perhaps you feel her despair and her loneliness when you wake up in the morning faced with living that day without anyone to help you.

Perhaps you want to believe God loves you, but you can’t understand why a loving God would allow pain and suffering in your life. If He cared about you, wouldn’t He do something about it? The answer is, yes.

God heard Hagar’s son crying and called to Hagar from heaven, “What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there. Lift the boy up and take him by the hand.”

Hagar was truly in a hopeless situation. Only God could rescue her, and He did. God opened Hagar’s eyes to a nearby pool of water. Her vision blurred by tears, she must have thought it a mirage at first—but it wasn’t.

God’s original creation in the Garden of Eden was perfect and sinless. Adam and Eve had a perfect relationship with their Creator until they disobeyed Him. As a result, their descendants are all born with built-in resistance to God and His ways. This is the reason we choose to disobey God. And it’s that same disobedience that cuts us off from God and from experiencing His comfort and help. But as the story of Hagar illustrates, God is a tenderhearted Father. He did do something about sin; He sacrificed His only Son, Jesus Christ, to provide us a way out of the desert. According to John 3:16, whoever believes in Jesus has everlasting life—a life without tears or “death or mourning or crying or pain” (Revelation 21:4). While you are in this imperfect world, you have the hope that someday injustice, pain, divorce, death, betrayal and suffering will end.

Rest for Your Soul

The same God who heard Hagar and her son hears your cries today. He knows the cries of your heart that are too deep for expression: the tears you’ve cried for your children, for yourself. And He hears the cries of your children, too. He says to you from Matthew 11:28: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” He wants you to have abiding rest now in His Son Jesus Christ, even amidst the busyness and chaos of your daily life. How is this possible?


Divine Redeemer Wants to Help you be successful!

You don't have to go through the hard work alone - there is real hope.

We at Divine Redeemer want to help you.

From time to time we offer a Single & Parenting program. Please see below for the latest class. 

To find real hope, please join us for sessions on:
Single & Parenting
Led by:  Doug Mueller & Amy Witt          
Dates: 1/15 to 5/7 
Sunday's from 9:15-10:15 AM
Location: 3rd Gr. Room (Mrs Bretzmann’s’ Room)

Are you parenting alone?  Although parenting can be a joy, it can also be exhausting when you are doing it alone.  This 15-session Biblically based program helps you stabilize emotions and situational challenges, realize the parenting methods and tools at your disposal, the importance of customizing the parenting approach to each child and finally thrive. 

(In the case of inclement weather, watch for cancellations on local networks or check out Divine Redeemer's website.)

Contact Information
Seth Flick, Pastor
262-367-8400 or 
singleandparenting@drlc.org

Other Details
$20.00 registration fee 
Child care available
Scholarships available


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Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church and School
N48 W31385 Hill St., Hartland, WI 53029
P: 262-367-8400 | F: 262-367-9410 | W: www.drlc.org