Newsletter                                                              July, 2016

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Last month I talked about the importance of Father’s Day and to encourage your children’s relationship with their dad. Respect, appreciation, and honor should be shown all year long, but especially on Father’s Day.

(Read June 2016 Newsletter)

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I Love You Daddy - Tribute to Fathers - Journey Through Divorce

In this month’s newsletter:

Seven Beatitudes for Successful Co-Parenting
Article 5 in a 7 part series
 – Journey Through Divorce

Be Near

Ruth 1:16-18 But Ruth replied, Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me.”

 Ruth had the right idea when it came to a family commitment and loyalty. She promised to always be near, physically, spiritually and emotionally.

Living and staying as close to each other as possible while raising your children is very important to your children. It is easier on them physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Be Near - Journey Through Divorce

 

 

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Monthly Blog:

Tips for Single Parent Vacations

Portrait of enthusiastic children with toys on beach

Single parents have unique challenges when it comes to taking their children on vacation. Although your goal would be to spend quality time together, you should be able to spend some time for yourself as well. When I was a single parent the 1st vacation I took was to Omaha Nebraska. That may seem like a very unlikely place for a family vacation but for me it was perfect. At the time my brother and his wife lived there and not only did they want to spend time with the kids but they also wanted to give me a break. So we packed everything up in the car and headed out at the kids bedtime. I had planned on sleeping at a rest area for a couple of hours but I freaked out so I kept on truckin. I had rented a cabin at a state park that had a lot of crafts and activities offered.  My brother and sister in law would work and then come over every evening and give me the evening off to myself to relax, read, walk, write or just sit back and enjoy watching the kids laugh and play. This is one of my best memories of being a single mom and the kids would say the same.

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Featured Article:
Linda Jacob’s article-What things should divorced couples not be posting on social media

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Words of Encouragement:
“I have good plans for you,” says the Lord. “I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you. I will give you hope and a good future.”     Jeremiah 29:11

Poem Link: God’s Love
Video Link: Life After Divorce
Wishing you a Blessed day,

Krista Smith

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