JAMES CRUISE Ministries Blog

God chooses what we go through. We choose how we go through it.

Archive for the month “July, 2012”

Never Bad Mouth Your Ex

As a Single Parent: Never bad mouth your former spouse in front of the children. That’s their parent you’re bad mouthing. Always take the high road in your relationship with your ex-spouse.


The Smart Stepdad

This is a book that will help you if you are a Step Dad or thinking about becoming a Step Dad in the future.

The Smart Stepmom

This is a book that will help you if you are a Step Mom or thinking about becoming a Step Mom in the future.

Times of Confusion

Times of tragedy are times of confusion.  Why did this happen?  Could this have been prevented?  Why me?  Why them?  Where are you God?  Where do I find my healing?  Where do I go from here?  Where will my strength come from?  Confusion adds to the uncertainty of your situation and knocks you off balance. When you are in times of confusion, where do I seek my answers you ask?  You seek the answers to your many questions from God, your readings, your prayers and those you have close and intimate relationships with.  Over time your confusion will become less, yes over time.  You will regain your balance, your equilibrium.  You will find many of the answers that are causing you so much confusion. Hang in there!  

 “I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.”  Robert McCloskey

 “I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks.” Daniel Boone

Single Parent’s Pledge

Last Night, As You Slept…

These Statistics May Surprise You

In the United States

69% are 2 parent households

31% are now Single Parent households (That’s 1 in 3)

38.5% of all births in the U.S. are to unmarried women

In Mississippi

44 % are Single Parent families   (That’s almost half)

50% of all births are to unmarried women


An eight-week support group for those who are going through a divorce, or who have recently divorced.  Wednesdays – 5:45-7:15 p.m. August 15-October 10, Cost $25, at First Baptist Church Jackson, MS   Register at www.fbcj.org


You Are Not Alone

Thought you were alone?  Thought you were the only one going through difficult times or tragedy in your life.  Well, surprise, surprise.  You’re definitely not alone.  Difficult times are a part of life, everyone’s life.  They invade when you least expect them.  Although you may not be able to tell it on their faces, those around you have or are going through something very difficult and painful in their lives.  They may not know that you are also going through tough times too.  You really are not alone.  They can make it and so can you. So take heart!  There’s definitely hope for you.  Welcome to the gang.

“Life becomes precious and more special to us when we look for the little everyday miracles and get excited about the privileges of simply being human.”   Tim Hansel

Accepting A Little Help as a Single Parent

Don’ try to go it all alone. You won’t make it as a single parent going it alone. Single parents need a little help from their friends, relatives, workmates, neighbors and church friends from time to time. Be brave enough to accept a little help. You must accept help.

Alternate taking care of another single parent’s children. When you need help three of the most important words in your vocabulary are now – ASK, ASK, ASK…

It’s OK to ask for help. In fact it’s a necessity!

                                  “The healthy and strong individual is the one

who asks for help when he needs it,

whether he’s got an abscess on his knee or in his soul.”

                                                                                                Rona Barrett

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