About the Book:
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 benefitted 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 feel 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 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 Kaiser-Permanente. Dr. 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.
I’m a single mom of two sweet, adorable, yet boys-will-be-boys boys, so I knew I had to read this book. It, simply put, called to me. I learned A LOT from this little, easy to read book. Teresa Whitehurst is a fellow single mother(rock on, single moms!), who, through God’s guidance, put into perspective, the single motherhood life. Whether your a single mom by divorce, or widowed, we are AWESOME! Why is it AWESOME to be a single mom, when, at many times, it is such a struggle both emotionally and financially? Because all the love and attention of those kids are dished out solely for US! Selfish, I know, but in the end, it is wonderful!
Now, you might be asking, am I single mom by divorce or widowed? I am a single mom by divorce. It is a true struggle being a divorced single mom, because, yes, I still have to “deal” with my ex. We get along for the most part, but it’s a struggle because, even though we get along, we still disagree on MANY things regarding our child. It is so hard to please EVERYONE, the ex, the family, the kids, the neighbors, and at times, it feels really hard to please God too. You just get so derned frustrated! You’re pleasing everyone but yourself because you feel that you need to focus on your kids. Well, that is TRUE but at the same time, if you aren’t happy, you are just “surviving” being a single mom. There is no “thriving” which is what you should be doing, as a rockin’ cool single mom. Simply “surviving”, no matter the support you may have from friends and family (I have TONS of support from mine and I am super thankful in every way for them!), it can still get….well…rather depressing.
But, through Teresa’s mini quizzes, Biblical quotes, and her life experiences, she helps us single moms realize, no matter how young or old we are, no matter whether we are widowed or divorced, there is only One person to please through out this whole ordeal, and One person who will ALWAYS love us, and who will help us through our single mom struggles.
This is a 5 star book, that I recommend to EVERY single mom out there. It is just what I needed and I am so glad that I had the chance to be included in reviewing this book. If you are a single mom, young or old, divorced or widowed, PLEASE….grab a copy of Teresa’s book TODAY. Thank you, Teresa!
~Available November 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.~
You can purchase your copy here.
*This book was provided for review by Revell, A Division of Baker Publishing Group*