Single motherhood brings with it a unique set of emotional trials, and author Pam Kanaly understands these tribulations firsthand: she raised her two young children on her own after her marriage fell apart. Sustained by her faith in Christ, she began chronicling her journey as a single parent into a diary that one day would become the basis for her mission and this book. The message at the heart of her story—a story that she has shared with thousands of women—is that emotionally stable children come from emotionally stable parents. She continues to spread that message through her ministry, filling each chapter with compassionate advice written with touching candor.
Kanaly illustrates, step by step, the journey of how any mother can overcome what she identifies as the nine negative emotions by employing nine positive emotions of transformation. She labels those rollercoaster transitions as:
- devastation to acceptance
- frazzled to unruffled
- inadequacy to confidence
- bitterness to forgiveness
- loneliness to fellowship
- temptation to discipline
- fear to faith
- guilt to grace
- defeat to expectation of victory
Kanaly uses biblical teaching to inspire women and guide them on a path of understanding, management, and healing. She draws from her own experiences, personal testimonies from other women, and Bible stories to provide comfort specifically for single mothers. Her messages provide an escape from even the darkest of traps. Kanaly’s book will empower single moms and challenge them to reach new levels of personal growth while illuminating a pathway to successful parenting when it seems the most daunting.
About the Author
Pam Kanaly is president and co-founder of Arise Ministries, a national non-profit women’s support organization. She is also the co-founder of the Survive ‘N’ Thrive conference for single mothers and the Ignite Conference for women leaders in ministry. After finding herself alone and raising young children, she embraced God’s mission for her as both a single mother and as a spokesperson for faithfulness. For more than twenty-five years, she has recorded her faith journey and shared it with others.
THE SINGLE MOM AND HER ROLLERCOASTER EMOTIONS
Written and Narrated By Pam Kanaly
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / Motherhood
SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / General
RELIGION / Christian Life / Family
Running time: 5 hours 47 minutes
Media: 5 Compact Discs