How to Battle Feelings of Solitude in a New Parenting Season

As parents we go through many different seasons of parenting and life. There are times when we feel very alone and out of place in our new seasons of parenting. How do we battle feelings of solitude and loneliness?

feelings of solitudeWhen MK was born, most of my friends had children around the age of 10. I had a 10 and 8 year old at the time. None of my friends were having babies, nor were they newly married. They did not understand where I was at the moment, because that life was long gone for them.

This left me feeling left out and alone at times. I wanted good close friends, a community, but could not seem to find them. I began to battle feelings of solitude. This is not a fun place to be.

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Live Life Well: Encouragement for the Journey

Live Life WellMy dear friend Jessica from Overwhelmed to Fulfilled and I would like to welcome you to, Live Life Well: Encouragement for the Journey.  Where each week you can come and check out multiple links  to wonderful posts full of encouragement for busy women from all walks of life. We pray that this is a blessing to you

 

Submission

There is one thing, that when mentioned around a group of women, is going to get someone really stirred up. Submission to a husband! Wow, those words can get you some dirty looks. But as Christians we really need to stop skipping over these verses and really soak them in. God designed the family unit to work a certain way, and there was a very good reason for this design. Also we need to remember that submission does not mean slave, or doormat. When I began to truly understand what this word meant it changed my life and my marriage. Two people can not be in the lead, and if they are both trying, there is going to be chaos and fighting.
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Accepting God’s Abundant Love for You: Get Rid of the Lies

Are you struggling with accepting God’s abundant love for you because of the enemies lies?

 

I was overwhelmed by the words in my head, as I sat with my head in my hands with tears streaming down my face. “Well yet again I am a disappointment. I am never going to be good enough. Why do I even bother to try?! I am so worthless.” Over and over, again and again, I hear these voices saying that I am not good enough, unworthy. LIES! All of them.

If you, also, are in a place where you lack joy and peace you may be listening to the lies of the enemy. One of the main reasons that we are not living in joy and peace is because we are listening to the wrong voice. Over the last few weeks we have talked about God’s abundant love for you, praying for help and guidance, finding the truth, and meditating on that truth. Today we are going to talk about what to do when we recognized those lies. How do we get rid of them? How do we step back into joy and peace? Because, it is all up to us! We have the power to get rid of those lies or to believe them.

 

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Live Life Well: Encouragement for the Journey

Live Life WellMy dear friend Jessica from Overwhelmed to Fulfilled and I would like to welcome you to, Live Life Well: Encouragement for the Journey.  Where each week you can come and check out multiple links  to wonderful posts full of encouragement for busy women from all walks of life. We pray that this is a blessing to you

 

Raising Special Needs Children

Being a mom and raising children is hard. There are some amazing days and there are some that are…well, terrible. But when you have a child with special needs you need a whole different skill set! A whole different set of patience, peace, strength, and wisdom.
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Accepting God’s Abundant Love for You: Meditate on Truth

Your heavenly Father loves you with a perfect and beautiful love. He knows absolutely everything about you, there is nothing you can hide from Him. And He desires for you to understand His love. Do you want to be intentional about accepting God’s abundant love for you?

Step three of accepting God’s abundant love for you is to meditate on the truth that you have gathered during your reading. Most people skip this step. They read their Bible to check something off of their to-do list.

“Meditation is one of the key ways to take yourself from being in the world to being in Christ.”

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There are many ways that you can meditate on the word of God. As you read mark the verses that speak to you. Then use a meditation technique to further analyze you verse.

 

 

 

 

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