Life as a Christian single mom, navigating the tumultuous waters of co-parenting with a difficult ex, has been nothing short of an epic adventure. It’s like being caught in a whirlwind, where each day brings a new plot twist, emotional roller coasters, and moments that make you want to dive headfirst into a pint of your favorite ice cream. But amidst the chaos, the unexpected, and the occasional urge to scream into a pillow, I have stumbled upon profound truths about God and His character that have changed everything.
In the midst of the co-parenting challenges that threaten to derail our sanity, God has revealed Himself as an anchor of unwavering faithfulness. When everything seems to be spinning out of control, He remains steadfast, the one constant in the storm. He is the compass that points us back to the true north, reminding us that He is with us every step of the way.
But perhaps the most awe-inspiring truth of all is the overwhelming love that God lavishes upon us. It’s a love that defies logic, surpasses human understanding, and knows no bounds. In the trenches of co-parenting battles, when we feel alone and overwhelmed, God’s love wraps around us like a warm embrace. It’s a love that picks us up when we stumble, wipes away our tears, and whispers, “You are cherished, my child.”
So, gather around as I share the wisdom and insights I’ve gained along this extraordinary journey. These truths have not only transformed my perspective but have the power to ignite hope, inspire resilience, and encourage every single mom out there walking a similar path.
In the turbulent world of co-parenting, where conflicts and uncertainties arise, I have found solace in God’s unwavering faithfulness. Despite the challenges, He remains steadfast, never leaving nor forsaking us. His faithfulness reassures me that even in the most difficult moments, He is working all things together for my good. Through the ups and downs of co-parenting, I have learned to trust in His faithful presence.
There were many times when I cried to God to change my situation because it was humiliating, uncomfortable, or painful. I prayed that he would remove the situation from my life because it was making me uncomfortable. But the truth of the matter is that it was forcing me to change. To examine the parts of me that needed to die and I didn’t like that. However, I have discovered that God is less concerned with our comfort and more interested in our spiritual growth.
In the times when I was in pain, that’s when I called on Him the most. That’s when I sought Him the most. He used those challenging situations to refine my character, deepen my faith, and draw me closer to Him. In those moments of discomfort, I have learned to lean on His strength, allowing Him to mold me into the woman He created me to be.
Picture this: You’re in the middle of a heated argument with your ex over who gets to attend little Timmy’s soccer game. Voices are raised, tensions are high, and you’re two seconds away from releasing a Godzilla-like roar. But wait! God taps you on the shoulder and whispers, “Hey, remember when I said I wanted you to be more like me? Now’s your chance!” In the midst of co-parenting battles, God desires to mold us into His image – to reflect His love, grace, and forgiveness, even when it feels like an impossible feat. It’s through these moments that we become more like Him and discover the power of His transformative love.
Through the struggles of co-parenting, I have realized that God’s ultimate desire is to transform us into His likeness. He longs for us to exhibit His love, grace, and forgiveness even in the face of difficult circumstances. Co-parenting has taught me the importance of extending grace to my ex, mirroring the mercy and forgiveness that God has lavished upon me. It is through this process that I have experienced personal growth and discovered the transformative power of God’s love.
Co-parenting can leave us wounded and broken, but God is a healer and a restorer. In the midst of the pain and heartache, He brings healing to our brokenness and restores our hope. Through His gentle touch, I have found the strength to forgive, the courage to move forward, and the ability to embrace a new season of life. God’s healing presence has been my constant companion, comforting me in times of distress and renewing my spirit.
Let’s be honest – there are moments when we’d rather stick pins in voodoo dolls of our exes than extend love and grace. But here’s the mind-blowing truth: God loves us all, even those exes who seem to have a Ph.D. in pushing our buttons. He desires that none of His children should perish, and that includes the difficult co-parents in our lives. So, let’s channel our inner Cupid and shoot arrows of love and forgiveness in their direction. Who knows? Maybe, just maybe, our acts of grace could spark a transformation and pave the way for a more peaceful co-parenting journey.
When co-parenting challenges overwhelm us, God offers refuge and shelter. In His presence, we find solace and strength to face each day. As a single mom, I have learned to seek God as my refuge, pouring out my heart to Him and finding comfort in His presence. He provides the peace that surpasses all understanding, equipping me to navigate the stormy waters of co-parenting with grace and resilience.
The weight of co-parenting can often feel unbearable, but God is strong enough to carry our burdens. He invites us to cast our cares upon Him, knowing that He cares for us deeply. Through co-parenting challenges, I have discovered the freedom that comes from surrendering my worries and fears to God. He provides the strength and wisdom needed to navigate the complexities of co-parenting, reminding me that I am never alone in this journey.
In the midst of co-parenting uncertainties, it can be easy to lose sight of God’s sovereignty. However, He remains firmly in control, orchestrating the details of our lives according to His perfect plan. Trusting in His divine providence has given me peace, even when circumstances seem chaotic. I have learned to surrender my desire for control and place my trust in the One who holds the world in His hands.
Through co-parenting struggles, I have come to realize that God’s wisdom far surpasses my own. He sees the bigger picture and understands the intricate details of every situation. Trusting in His omniscience has given me the confidence to relinquish my need for control and rely on His guidance. As I surrender to His wisdom, I find comfort in knowing that He holds the world and my co-parenting journey securely in His hands.
In moments of anger or frustration with a difficult ex, it can be tempting to seek vengeance or harbor resentment. However, as Christian single moms, we are called to follow God’s example of love and forgiveness. I have learned to release my desire for revenge and trust in God’s justice. He sees and knows all, and He will ultimately deal with every situation in His perfect timing. Entrusting our pain and hurts to Him allows us to experience the freedom that comes from letting go and embracing His grace.
Co-parenting with a difficult ex can be a challenging journey, but in the midst of it all, we can find solace and strength in our relationship with God. Through His faithfulness, His desire for our growth, and His love for all, we discover invaluable lessons that shape us into resilient women of faith. As we trust in His control, seek refuge in His presence, and leave vengeance to Him, we embrace His transformative power and experience His grace in co-parenting and beyond.
Jul 19, 2023
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