The Gift of Friendship

What role does friendship have in your single parenting? How can this one word, “friendship”, become one of the greatest gifts from God to you?

I have been very blessed with a lot of new friendships over the last couple years and they have become vital in my journey in single parenting.  Each of my special friends has been an answer to my prayers and God has used each of them differently in this journey.
Friendship is such a vital role in your journey as a single parent.  As stated in previous blog posts, it is extremely important to have a support system in which you can find comfort and compassion.  When I first moved here to Colorado, I started a Mom’s Group with the intent of trying to find special friends for my son to connect with.  God surprised me and I ended up finding friends too!  I met a few women whom I treasure to this day.  These friendships are good; very good.  

You are worth it and you need it.   Step out and find some great friends to love and support as they do likewise with you during your single parenting journey!

John 15:12-15 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you."


  1. This is one thing that the churches I have been a part of, I really don't think many understand, I know I didn't.

    Christ wants us to be a community family, but many of us live our lives as individuals, or individual families. Knowing what I know now, I would make sure that we included that single parent and child as part of our family, or the widow would join us for a meal after church.

    We all need to be connected to each other, so that we can build each other up and encourage each other. Also it s than easier to help on another because we are part of a close community.

    Keep making friends and reaching out to others. They will be blessed and so will you.

    1. Diana,

      I think it's great for you to include a single parent family into your home for a meal. What a blessing that would be! Thank you for reaching out!