"Unforgiveness is like drinking poison and expecting the other guy to die." — Karen Jensen

Are you a single parent? Me too! When my sons were 12 and 13 years old, my dear husband, their wonderful father, died suddenly. That left me to raise them on my own through their teenage years.

I never expected to be a single parent, but I’ve learned that while WE may be surprised by where we find ourselves, but God never is. He has seen ahead in our lives, and He has provided everything we need. He is our helper!

And I just want to encourage you, now that my children are in their late 20s and serving God with all their hearts – GOD IS FAITHFUL to help single parents! With Him, all things are possible.

YOU CAN RAISE GREAT KIDS AS A SINGLE PARENT! I want you to believe that. (more....)

There are a couple things I want you to know:

  1. Keep the boundaries. Lots of time single parents feel guilty because their kids only have one parent, or because of divorce or whatever, so they “take it easy on their kids.” Yes, there’s a place for that, especially if one parent died, but the happiest children are the ones with boundaries. It makes them feel safe. So your children need correction. (I talk more about correction, obedience and surrounding your kids with faith in my series Parenting With a Purpose – see the store right here on this website). Sometimes children have to spend time with one parent and then another, and maybe the other parent doesn’t correct, but you still need to, for the sake of your child. God knows the situation you’re in, and there is grace for it.
  2. Believe God for others to help. Not even two parents can give their child everything they need. Think about when you were younger. There were teachers, coaches, neighbors, grandparents, etc. who influenced your life and helped you. God will supply those adults for your child as well. Ask Him!
  3. Keep your children surrounded with faith, no matter what they look like! Stay in the Word. I have a daily devotional full of the scriptures and confessions I used when my kids were growing up. I think all parents should have one of these crucial books – it helps you keep God’s vision for your kids! Check it out in the bookstore.

Single parents, be encouraged. It can turn out GOOD for you and your children.



What Parent's Are Saying

“My four year old son was out of control, to the point where I had to take him out of pre-school and stay home with him. But after just a few days of applying these parenting principles, he has changed dramatically!  Now he listens and obeys, and our home is peaceful – it’s almost miraculous! I am putting him back in school and able to continue with my own schooling.  Thank you so much!”  — F.L.

“My wife and I began putting these principles into practice right away and began to see excellent results. Our children respond very well to our godly way of discipline.  So much better for us. Thank you!”    — M.L.

“I attended one of Karen's seminars and it was far above everything I expected. It has equipped me with information that I needed to properly launch my children into their destinies.” — R.T.

“I have a 2 year old daughter and I didn’t believe in spanking until I watched Parenting With a Purpose and was made to understand the biblical purpose of spanking. Now I get it!  Now my daughter will benefit every day of her life – she’ll be able to fulfill God’s purpose for her life.  My home is now peaceful and calm with a loving and obedient daughter who will grow up obeying God’s Word quickly.”   — T.O.

“I learned SO much from Parenting With a Purpose about God’s view of parenting. I especially learned about correction and why & how to do it.  I can’t imagine waiting until my child is older before taking this course.” — K.H.

“After applying these principles of correction then praying with my son afterwards, he gave me a big hug and looked straight into my eyes and said, ‘I love you, Mom!’ I just melted.  He is 3 and has never expressed this kind of emotion before. I have taken many parenting classes and finally one that works! I now have the skills to help my child obey me so he will obey God." — M.J.

"Our 6-year-old grandson got his first report card at school this Friday.  The teacher had only positive things to say about him.  She said he is affectionate and helpful, both to her and his fellow sutdents.  He is obedient, attentive and a good worker. His big ‘turn around’ from being a rather disobedient and whiny troublemaker began when you came to our city and taught us how to raise children God’s way. My husband and I bought your Parenting With a Purpose CDs and gave them to our daughter.  Since then our grandson has never been the same.  I am so happy.  Thank you so much for coming!"  — L.K.