Thursday, December 2, 2010

Review: God Loves Single Moms

God Loves Single Moms: Practical Help for Finding Confidence, Strengh, and Hope by Teresa Whitehurst.

Publication Date: November 2010
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Genre: Christian Growth
ISBN-13: 9780800732776
ISBN: 0800732774

(Received for review from Revell)

Purchase: Barnes & Noble, Book Depository, Borders,, IndieBound

Excerpt: Click HERE!

Synopsis (Book Blurb):

God Is on Your Side

Teresa Whitehurst knows what it's like to be a single mom. She faced many challenging times when money was short, when her back was aching and when her spirits sagged from trying to "do it all" without letting anyone know she needed a little rest or assistance. Over the years she learned that both she and her children benefited when she stopped trying to be perfect; admitted her needs, frustration , loneliness, or fatigue; and reached out to God and to supportive friends and family.

In God Loves Single Moms, she offers you down-to-earth advice on navigating the world of single motherhood with confidence and hope for the future. Packed with practical tips, smart strategies, and ways to improve your family's well-being, this book tackles your most pressing issues, like self-care, developing a support network, organization, finances, discipline, and more.

It can fell like you're struggling through life on your own. But you have a partner who wants you to succeed and wants your children to flourish. God loves you and wants to guide and support you every step of the way. Whether you've never married, you're divorced, or you've been widowed, you and your children deserve the best life has to offer. And while you may get weary, you need never feel alone.


Teresa Whitehurst uses her experience as a clinical psychologist, counselor, and single mother to bring us a book geared toward giving hope and confidence to single parent families. God Loves Single Moms is a practical guide for women who are just having difficulty adjusting to being single mothers or those who feel like they have no where and no one to turn to as they try to guide their families in the right direction.

Whitehurst offers tips on a variety of subjects that all single moms face on a daily basis. Being a single mother myself, I found this book very helpful. It's hard for people to understand who haven't been in the situation, the difficulties that come with the territory. The author offers advice on everything from setting up a support network, which invaluable for single moms, to taking care of your own needs.

Single moms today have many resources from which to choose, but the one they most often forget to think about is God. Whitehurst helps the reader to see that even though things are not going the way they had planned, God is still in control and he wants the best for both the single mom and her children. Children often suffer in single parent households, but it doesn't have to be that way. The author is able to give the reader a sense of peace about their situation along with lots of ideas for how to improve it.

I liked this book a lot and found it very practical. I have dealt with many of the situations the author talks about and I know that there are single moms out there that really need this book. Her tips are very easy to understand and easy to implement. There are just so many things that the single mom has to deal with and has to keep in balance in her family life. I would definitely recommend this book to any single mom out there and to people who have a single mom in their life. You may not realize what kind of help they may need.

Available November 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

I'm giving this one 4 out of 5 apples from my book bag!

Teresa Whitehurst is a clinical psychologist who provides counseling as well as personal and career coaching. She has worked as a psychotherapist for many years in private practice, at Harvard Medical School, and at Kasier-Permanente. Whitehurst writes and speaks on parenting and personal development issues and is the author of How Would Jesus Raise Your Child? She is a single mom who has two adult daughters and two grandchildren.