A Single Parent Ministry
The key objective of single parent ministry is to get the newly formed family through the first few years. Surviving the “integration years” is really what you’re trying to do. That may not sound like much, but actually it’s rather significant. The first two to three years are when everyone is adjusting to your changed life and becoming family in your new situation. That is, learning first to get along with your children’s other parent. This is a stressful process with many potholes and road hazards. Expect there to be a period of transitional stress for you, your children and your children’s other parent.