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Married Mom, Solo Parent: Finding God's Strength to Face the Challenge

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For married women who feel like single parents Bookstore shelves are full of parenting resources for moms who are newly divorced or widowed. But where do moms turn if they feel like a single parent--but they're not? Whether he is away on business, deployed in the military, or obsessing over a computer game, dad may not be available for a variety of reasons. Moms who parent ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 9th 2011 by Kregel Publications
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By the time I was finished with,"Married Mom, Solo Parent", it was dog earred, highlighted, and post-it noted, everywhere; This is a book that I would recommend for moms who find themselves in that awkward category of, not single, but feeling not married as their spouses are away due to military, maybe their husband's jobs requires him to be on the road for days, weeks, or even months at the time, or they are in situations where a spouse has illnesses that has made it difficult to be an active p ...more
Bluerose's  Heart
Oct 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book deserves so much more than 5 stars!

I really thought I needed this book. After reading it, I KNOW I needed it! I can honestly say this has been a life changing read for me. I haven't automatically became a better wife. It takes lots of time and prayer when change is involved, especially for good! My heart and mind have been opened to so much, though.

I'm not a full time married, solo parent. I am part time, though. I am very blessed to have my husband, and he is a good one, but our situ
Oct 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
I signed up for this tour because I have a husband who travels a lot for work, and occasionally is gone for 30-day work assignments. In addition to that, he referees local/area football games every fall, and is gone every Friday (usually until quite late) from the end of August to late October or even early November. There have been many, many times that I’ve felt like a solo parent. When I read about this book, I had to get my hands on it. Finally, someone who understood completely what it’s li ...more
Kendra Neal
Oct 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book! Carla Anne is a brand new author and she really "hit a home run" with this book. I have never seen a book based on this topic and this book really opened my eyes to what some Moms have to struggle with to keep their family "going". I was really amazed at how many different reasons a dad can be an "absentee husband". I think the most common ones many think about are a husband who travels a lot or one works long hours. I really like the practical,biblical and wise advic ...more
Feb 13, 2012 rated it liked it
What do you do when you are married, but your parenting seems to be more of a "solo" effort?

In Married Mom, Solo Parent, Carla Anne Coroy helps "pull back" the curtain to show another side of parenting - parenting solo, while your spouse travels (or focuses) on his career.

Whether it's by choice (career building) or by force (today's economic climate), some moms find themselves parenting not as a married team, but rather as a solo parent.

I'll be honest, this book made me think. A lot.

I've talked
Kevin Sorensen
Jan 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
What in the world am I doing reviewing a book for women, for moms, for "solo parents"?

Well, here's what went through my head when Kregel first contacted me about reviewing this book: We have "solo moms" at Cornerstone, some of whom are the primary spiritual influencers in their children's lives, so-o-o, I figured this book would give me a leg up on understanding them and helping other women to help them.

Well, I was partly right, partly wrong.

This is a very helpful book. I'll say that right up fr
A. Cann
Feb 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was completely delighted to have the opportunity to read the book, “Married Mom, Solo Parent”, by Carla Anne Coroy! There are a lot of books out there on single parenting, but I have yet, until reading this book, seen one about being a “married, solo parent!”

What is so interesting is, that a married, solo parent could be a military mom or dad, a spouse of a Dr. Or lawyer, there are so many family dynamics in this area, that this could fall under. My favorite by far, would be the military mom o
Jacque Stengel
Feb 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I had a personal reason for reading this book, my husband is a firefighter/medic, which means if he isn't gone because of work (24 hours on), he's gone for training or his time with the volunteer department or whatever. I try not to whine, but sometimes (with five kids) it gets crazy. I was hoping to get encouragement from this book and I did. If you are struggling to make sense of being alone in a family, I highly suggest you pick up this book. There are small tips (like how to pick a friend) b ...more
Sheila Gregoire
Apr 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: marriage
Carla Anne Coroy knows what it's like to feel like a single mom--even when you're married.

If you're married to a truck driver, or a pilot, or a soldier, or a marine, or a contractor, or a consultant, you can probably relate. You signed up "til death do us part", but often it feels like "til paycheque do us part", because he's never home. He's away, earning money for the family. And it's hard.

What I really liked about the book was how honest Carla was about her own problems and struggles. This is
Kara Fitzgerald
Mar 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Very applicable not only to the married mom solo parent, but also to married people and parents in general. The married mom solo parent is an all to real and more commom dilema than seems to be recognized within the church and is a segment needing special support. MOPS is good at this.
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Carla Anne Coroy is a Christian speaker and blogger, and the author of Married Mom, Solo Parent . She ministers to a wide audience through her website and blog at

Carla Anne has served full-time with organizations such as Youth for Christ and Crown Financial Ministries, and is currently developing an international mentoring organization for youth and a ministry to wives who parent

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