What a great idea! In the USA they are about to hold The Single Parenting Summit which will be the first event of it’s kind in the country guiding single mothers and fathers through the hardships of raising a child alone.
We need to have one of these in the UK. In 2017, 50 percent of babies born in the United States will be born to single parents who are looking for some direction, understanding and hope for their family’s future. I’m not sure what the stats are for the UK, but sure we are not far behind.
The idea is that single parents will be able to find support and and learn how to provide a better life for their children at the Single Parenting Summit. The summit not only will educate single parents, but pastors and other leaders so they can properly help single parents and adapt to their lifestyle.
The conference will have leadership lessons on subjects such as how to support single mums in parenting and adoption, ADHD, on finding a partner, co-parenting with integrity, managing finances and other topics.
The goal for the Single Parenting Summit is for single parent families feel welcome, understood and encouraged that their family legacy doesn’t have to be one of brokenness and despair, but one of restoration and hope.
The single Parenting Summit is happening at EverGreen Ministries on May 12-13. If you go, please report back and let us single parents in the UK know how it went – then maybe we can follow suit and start one of our own.
I imagine it would be a good space to share experiences and learn some new skills.
Further details found here http://fox17online.com/2017/04/25/single-parent-summit-seeks-to-help-single-parent-families-thrive/