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Archive for the month “May, 2014”

Memorial Day – A Day to Remember & Honor

“Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day, as its purpose was to visit cemeteries and place flowers on the graves of soldiers who had died in the Civil War. In 1882, people started calling it “Memorial Day,” and by the time World Wars I and II had ended, it had evolved into a day to honor all fallen military men and women, no matter what war they fought in.”

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Visite us at our website http://www.jamescruise.com to learn more about being a single parent.

What a Single Mom Learned!

“My greatest challenge has been my most important lesson for single moms. It has been overcoming my anger and bitterness towards my son’s father. Only

after I forgave my son’s dad and moved on in my life was I able to objectively guide my son through his own lingering questions about his dad’s absence, as

well as face the difficulties and challenges in his relationship with his father.”   Quote from a concerned single mom

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Mom – You’re the Real MVP

Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there. Especially all you single parent Moms. You really are your kid’s MVP (Most Valuable Person).
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Happy Mother’s Day

Proverbs says, “A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.” “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue… Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: ‘Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.'” (Proverbs 31:10, 25-26, 28-29)

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Split Decisions: Author Fights Divorce Rate Myth

Is it possible, reporters are asking, that everything we’ve been told about marriage and divorce is wrong? Shaunti Feldhahn thinks so. The Harvard-trained researcher spent the last eight years trying to get to the bottom of the data on broken marriages — and the results might shock you. We’ve all heard the statistic that half of all marriages end in divorce. Not so fast, says Feldhahn, who lays out the argument in her new book (The Good News about Marriage) that the actual divorce rate isn’t even close to that number.

Like most sociologists, Shaunti says she’s “stood up on stage and said every one of those wrong statistics.” Now, she’s on a mission to correct those assumptions. If anything, she points out, the divorce rate is dropping. “First-time marriages: probably 20 to 25% have ended in divorce on average,” she explains. “There is no such thing as a 50% divorce rate. It’s never been close. Right now,” she tells Billy Hallowell of The Blaze, “…72% of people are still married to their first spouse — that’s Census Bureau data.”

At the very least, Feldhahn estimates, the divorce rate is 27-50% lower than people think. “Starting in the 1970s — that’s when those projections started — when no fault divorce started, the divorce rate skyrocketed. Suddenly, there was this explosion in divorce… it has fallen according to the crude divorce rate… 32% since 1980.”

What’s more, she says the comparisons between the church and general society are an absolute myth. “The divorce rate dropped by 27% between those who went to church last week.” One of Shaunti’s favorite things is shocking people with the news that 80% of marriages are happy. “The sense of futility itself pulls down marriages. And the problem is we have this culture-wide feeling of futility about marriage. It’s based on all these discouraging beliefs and many of them just aren’t true.” I don’t know about you, but I could use some good news on our culture — and the Good News about Marriage is exactly that!

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1 in 2 Babies

Did you know:

  • 1 in 2 babies are born outside marriage today in the U.S?
  • Every day, 1,000 teenagers become single moms?
  • 78% of our current prison population was raised by a single mom?
  • 2 out of 3 single moms do not attend church?
  • A single mom is 4 times more likely to attend church when a single moms’ program already exists?

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Follow Me

Follow Me – A Call to Die. A Call to Live. What did Jesus really mean when He said, “Follow Me”.

Is is possible for people to say they believe in Jesus but not be born again? Is it possible for people to claim they have accepted Christ into their hearts yet not actually be Christians?

Not only is it possible, but according to Pastor David Platt, it’s also highly probable.The author of the bestselling book Radical is convinced that many people in our churches today are misled as to what it truly means to be a follower of Christ. Western culture has drained the lifeblood out of Christianity and replaced it with a watered-down version of the gospel that is so palatable it isn’t even real anymore.

A call to die. A call to live. Have you answered that call?

Follow Me by David Platt

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Your Children’s Parents

Regardless of the status of your relationship with your Ex-spouse, you both will always be your children’s parents.

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