Merry Christmas, Single Parent!

Originally published Monday, 23 December 2013.

Merry Christmas, single parents!

You are loved. You may feel alone this Christmas, but know that your Heavenly Father sees you right where you are. You are His beloved. Your children are His delight. He smiles when he thinks on you. Remember to focus on the greatest gift our world has ever known. Focus on the joy that are your children. Focus on God's goodness and blessings in your life.

Don't buy into any lie that you are less-than or not good enough. Don't listen to the lies of Satan who would have you question your abilities as a parent. The Lord, your God, is with you. He is more than able. He has equipped you to be a conqueror. He has empowered you with courage, strength, and dignity. He died so that you may have an abundant life.

Know that there are many in your life that pray for you - that know your job is one of the toughest on the planet.

Author/speaker, Jennifer Maggio, is one of the nation’s leading authorities on single parents and women’s issues. She is an award-winning author and founder of The Life of a Single Mom Ministries. She currently oversees one of the nation’s largest single moms support groups and has helped to launch more than 1500 others in churches around the globe. She is a regular on radio and television. For more information, visit