Mothers With Absent Fathers
It was God's plan for fathers to be their children's primary faith trainers, but what are mothers to do when fathers are physically or emotionally absent and fail to meet this biblical responsibility?
Mothers can mend these roles and pass on faith effectively by allowing God to fill in for the absent parent, parenting in community, and honoring commitments to train our children.
A single Christian parent can continue to pass on all they have learned by relying on God's words for profitable teachings with anticipation those taught will be equipped (2 Timothy 3:14-17). God will fill in for the absent parent. Regardless if you have been widowed, abandoned, or divorced, God's great compassion will gather you and fill in for the absent parent (Psalm 27:10; Psalm 68:5; Isaiah 54:4-8).
Parenting in community is additionally important as it promotes encouragement, diversity, discipline, wisdom, and support through parenting (Hebrews 10:23-24; Proverbs 27:17; Proverbs 18:1; Proverbs 13:20; Proverbs 17:17).
Lastly, it will remain our responsibility to train our children as single parents. Therefore, to meet the needs of our children, we must continue to Honor Commitments to them.