A Whole Home Though a Single Parent

"Because of soaring divorce rates and a rise in illegitimacy, more and more American children—one of every seven, to be exact—now live apart from their fathers. And according to a group of women economists, the vast majority of those children have to survive without much help from their absent parent." The New York Times, April 18, 1977;

This newspaper statement evokes the poignancy of many a distressing family situation. For whether fathers or mothers, single parents left to raise their children alone frequently have immediate needs that seem to overwhelm them.

But there is an answer for such individuals. They can turn to God in prayer. They can find guidance from the one divine Mind. They can become aware of the very presence of God, who is also divine Love, and so find the calmness that stills an overwrought consciousness and the courage to conquer depression. "The poor suffering heart needs its rightful nutriment, such as peace, patience in tribulation, and a priceless sense of the dear Father's loving kindness," Science and Health, pp. 365-366; writes Mrs. Eddy in Science and Health. This nutriment is provided as one turns to the source of all true being.

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August 15, 1977

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