A few weeks ago I had three single moms in one of my single parent groups weeping. Why were they weeping? Because it was in the heat of the government shut down, and they were worried about how they were going to feed their children given the current economy and their circumstances.
Our church has a food pantry and I could make sure their children didn’t go hungry but really the issue of feeding their children wasn’t the main problem. The main problem was their perception about the situation.
Perception is a funny thing sometimes, especially when you are
- Stressed out about caring for your children
- Barely able to function
- Exhausted trying to maintain a two-parent schedule with a one-parent team
- Working from the emotional level in your brain