Single parents, we must guard our testimony before our kids.
We must be deliberate and diligent about not just teaching our kids about Jesus, but living out what we believe. We can show them God‘s word. We can put them in Sunday school. We can put them in Christian school. We can teach them right and wrong. But if we as their parents do not live out what we say we believe, there WILL be a negative overflow to our kids. These Bible verses are not meant to just be memorized to get a gold star. God‘s word is meant to be real, live, and active in our lives. If our children do not see us on our knees before God how will they know that we are truly seeking him? As Single parents, we have to be so careful in our dating lives to keep Jesus at the forefront. Our kids will see early on if the person we are dating knows and loves Jesus. Will your love interest be someone that will help point Your children to Christ OR will they contribute to teaching them the ways of the world? Men, if you were teaching your daughters about self-respect, dignity and modesty and yet they see that you’re dating someone that does not care about these issues, then there is a gap in your testimony. If you are the father of boys and you’re dating a woman that dresses very seductively, how is this being an example to your sons of being a man of integrity in the kind of person you invest time in? Single moms, your children will see your cautiousness, or they will see you just wanting random fun. Let them see in your waiting that you are putting Christ first. Let them see that you KNOW you are a daughter of the King and you can trust Him, trust His heart to provide His best for you. No need to be out being boy crazy searching for a new husband. Let your sons see that there is a difference in the men that you date, that they aren’t just “church guys “, but are men that genuinely love and live for the Lord. Our children are watching us. We can’t just throw our testimony out the window because slacking in this area “is just what we need right now. Every show that they see us watch, every conversation, every date that they’re aware of, needs to reflect Jesus through and through, in front of them, and behind closed doors.
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,”