Open Letter From a Single Mom


Children’s Minister,

I love my church, but sometimes I feel like my church doesn’t
love me.

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God has used my church to give my three kids the security and
continuity they needed when our world seemed to be falling apart. I
don’t know what I would’ve done without this haven for my

But time after time, I’ve wanted to leave my church. It’s like
the minute I got a divorce, I became invisible. Only a handful of
people would even greet me. I don’t know if people were just
uncomfortable around me because of the divorce, but their silence
hurt deeply. The great programs for my children kept me from

It wasn’t that I didn’t want to get involved. You see, I was
always willing to help out with kids’ programs, but even then I
felt like an outsider. Once, I volunteered to help sponsor my kids’
trip to Worlds of Fun. I sat at a ride for two hours so all the
kids could check in with me. Afterward, I tried to find someone to
ride with. But I couldn’t. It was one of the loneliest times I’ve
ever experienced. Other people just take it for granted that
there’s always someone to talk to and have fun with. But for a
single parent, there isn’t.     

Open Letter From a Single Mom
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