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Solo Parent Society

Solo Parent Society

The Solo Parent Society podcast is hosted by author and founder Robert Beeson to help single parents raise healthy kids, and grow themselves through conversations with other parents who have walked, or are still walking the 'Solo Parent' path. Plus experts on the things that Solo Parents face the most. The mission of Solo Parent Society is to provide the resources, community, and support that enables a single-parent to discover whole-heart wellness so that their family can thrive.

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How To Have Peace For Our Future

"With COVID, job security, and finances I just wonder how everything is going to work in the future. I know that God's got this, but I just can't help but worry."  These are the words of a single dad. Have you been there? Are you there now? When you have so much going on as a single parent, life can seem like a journey to survive instead of to thrive. How can single parents have hope for the future in midst of their daily grind and the concerns we face raising kids alone? Worry is something we all experience at one time or another, sometimes regularly. The future can be scary, and that fear is compounded because we are doing it alone. Add in the pandemic and current events, and it can be overwhelming. But there are ways to deal with worry even when our anxiety peaks. How do we find the peace God promises us that passes all understanding while wondering if we can pay the bills this month and managing all the tasks on our to-do lists?  For the complete show notes and links click here - https://soloparentsociety.com/2020/06/01/how-to-have-peace-for-our-future/ ?

Previous Episodes

Relational Growth

Let's face it - a soured relationship is what put us in this difficult situation we are in. As Solo Parents many of us have experienced betrayal, rejection and we are very aware that we have failed at successful marriage relationships. The idea of thinking about working on 'relational growth' may bring feelings of 'I've seen that movie before, no thanks'. We can tend to resist anything that requires trust, extensive time and 'putting ourselves out there' to potentially get hurt again. The problem is that we are made for community. As tempting as it is to isolate and keep the walls up it is critical to grow healthy relationships. Growing healthy authentic relationships are a cornerstone to a healthily Single Parent. To read all the show notes and insights from this week's podcast go to https://soloparentsociety.com/2020/05/26/relational-growth/

DAVE RAMSEY - Personal Growth

On today's episode, hosts Robert Beeson and Kimberley Mitchell, talk with financial expert, Dave Ramsey about personal growth. Personal growth can seem like a far-off goal when our lives have been turned upside down. Dave shares what personal growth looks like for him and what it can look like for solo parents too. Dave went through his own "shattered season" when his business went bankrupt, but he allowed that to shape his future. Now, he's on over 500 radio stations, he's a bestselling author, and he's a household name. Yes, our lives can feel shattered, "But," Dave reminds us, "good things can come out of manure". Things like bankruptcy and divorce are an ending but they are also a beginning. "You can't go back, so all you can do is learn, get better, and go forward." Dave says personal growth is about using the rear-view mirror to glance behind us we don't make the same mistakes again, but to use the windshield more, so we can move toward new things intentionally. We can't always choose our circumstances, but we can choose what we put into our spirits and brains. "These things aren't likely found on TV or Instagram but instead in a book, in a Bible Study, in a Sunday school class", Dave emphasized. And making personal growth a priority is essential, "...just like you would with exercise and brushing your teeth". Dave also shared another key to personal growth is "naming the enemy to take his power away". It's easy to blame other people, play the victim card and get stuck. Dave has been there. Proverbs 13:12 says, "Hope deferred makes the heart sick." "That's human", says Dave, "we get to have those moments, but we can't stay there." Instead, we must move toward the second part of that verse, "When desire comes, it is the tree of life." "We need hopefulness instead of hopelessness", says Dave, and "Nobody can steal our hope, we have to surrender it." So, it's also up to us to take it back. We can do this by naming blame and hopelessness and identifying a third enemy, fatigue. "It is emotionally expensive to be shattered", says Dave. "We feel like we've been hit by a train, but we have to say, I'm not going to become a victim. I'm not going to surrender my hope. I'm going to rest, lick my wounds, and fill up the glass with something good." "That", Dave says, "is the personal growth part." In the shattered spaces of our lives, terrible things do happen, but we must be careful not to focus only on those things. We must be deliberate about naming the good things in our lives. Dave said, "Get up every morning and make a blessings list. Gratitude is a powerful emotion and grateful people are highly attractive." And who doesn't want to be attractive? Personal growth isn't easy, but it's necessary and empowering. When we come through a difficult season, we are no longer under the illusion of having it all together. We can surrender to not being perfect and realize God loves us anyway, just as we are. He forgives us and we can forgive ourselves too with hearts full of gratitude. Then we can move forward into new things and greater personal growth. Don't miss the rest of Dave's insights on personal growth! Follow Solo Parent Society on Facebook and on Instagram (@soloparentsociety) Learn more at www.soloparentsociety.com. You can also download the free Solo Parent Society app for iPhones or Androids from your app store. To learn more about Financial Peace University, visit Ramsey Solutions.

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