Co-Parenting with Wolves, Part 6: Our Crisis of Faith

This is the last installment of our co-parenting series! We hope you have found this series helpful. We know that one of the worst parts of this journey is the crisis we have in our faith, when our lambs are in danger and it doesn’t seem like God is listening.

We might start to wonder if He really cares, because after all, the Word repeatedly tells us that He is a safe place in times of trouble (Psalm 9:9). That He will fight for us (Deut 3:22). That we can take refuge in Him (Psalm 46:1). That He is a rock (Psalm 18). That He cares for his sheep (Isaiah 40:11). That the widow and the fatherless are of utmost importance to Him (Deut 27:19, James 1:27).

And yet.. we doubt. Because we’ve been waiting for so long for justice and our lambs are suffering. Take heart, mama. Lift up your eyes to the Holy One, because down here you can’t see more than 2 inches in front of your face.

 

If you missed any of the other videos in this series, here are the links:

Part 1: What is a Wolf?

Part 2: Safety First!

Part 3: Badmouthing

Part 4: Combating Lies

Part 5: When the Wolf is in “Rage Mode”

 

 

Enjoying Success with Three Days Left!

Wow! Once again, God has showered His favor on Give Her Wings in the past one week. Why? I think it is because He loves our cause. He loves the fact that we are doing our little part to take care of widows and the fatherless. Why would He not work through us to help pay some bills for our sister who is struggling? He has never failed us, friends. We have never ever ONCE strained to come up with the funds that we have needed. There have even been times where we have taken “risks” and taken on TWO mamas of the month and, still, He has provided. It is all His, anyway, right? $1500 per mama is just a drop in the bucket for Him! Oh, goodness . . . maybe if we had greater faith, we would ask Him for more. Maybe someday . . .

In the past one week, you all have shown our March mama so much love, friends. And it isn’t even March, yet. In the past seven days, we have raised over $1100 and will be sending out over 40 books . . . and we still have three days left in the campaign. But, here is the cool part that we weren’t expecting: Many, many single mothers gave a small amount ($3-5) so they could receive my book. It did not occur to me that there were so many of you who would like to have the book but couldn’t afford the price. My heart melted. We didn’t know! Sweet mamas, I am so glad that you wrote in. I could not be happier to send you a copy. We love you! Thank you for your donations. They have added up. And, still, the costs were all offset by some larger donations and it has evened out beautifully. Large or small donations, the Church has worked together to help a sister in need. That is beautiful.

So! All that being said, how we would LOVE to raise the full amount before we focus on partnerships with GHW in March. Soon, we will be posting an article about our very deserving March mama, who is a precious lady with three beautiful boys. And we will ask you to partner with us! Hooray! How we would love for you to be a part of this ministry!

Three more days . . . give any amount at all to our March mama (hop on over here) and receive my book for FREE. Maybe you would like to read it; maybe you know someone who needs it. Either way, you will be blessing “our” mama, blessing us and being blessed. As we have said so many times, this campaign is a win-win-win.

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Co-Parenting with Wolves, Part 5: The Wolf in “Rage Mode”

We know the wolf can be charming, and we know he likes to put on a sheep suit and get attention and self-pity (usually to disguise the fact that he just tried to eat one of the sheep).  But what do we do when the curtains are closed, and nobody is there to witness, and he rips off the sheep suit and bares his fangs?

This is the part that keeps us terrified for our lambs’ safety, and willing to dance to the wolf’s tune if only he promises not to eat our lamb. Right?

Well. Here at Give Her Wings, we know that

 

Here are quick links to the first 4 posts/videos in this series, or you can go directly to our video tab here.

Part 1: What is a Wolf?

Part 2: Safety First!

Part 3: Badmouthing

Part 4: Combating Lies

Stay tuned for the last video in this series, Part 6: The crisis of faith we have when we are battling wolves for our children! God bless you all, xoxoxo

 

 

 

Co-Parenting with Wolves, Part 4: Combating Lies

Have you ever watched someone tell a lie, and you knew that you couldn’t prove that they were lying? When your children are the target of those kinds of lies, it can be maddening trying to counteract the resulting anxiety and confusion in their hearts and minds.

'My what big teeth you have! Also your grey and furry and clearly a wolf. . . I'm not an imbecile.'

Join us for part 4 in our video series (Co-Parenting with a Wolf). Today we are talking about how to train our children to spot motives behind behavior, in this case the motivation behind a wolf’s lies:

 

Here are quick links to the first three posts/videos in this series, in case you missed them:

Part 1: What is a Wolf?

Part 2: Safety First!

Part 3: Badmouthing

and stay tuned for part 5: What to do when the wolf is in “rage mode”!  xoxo

 

 

Co-Parenting with Wolves, Part 2: Safety Issues

Our second video is up – this is part 2 of 6 in our series on co-parenting with abusive people!  You can check out our introduction to this series and what led us to tackle this topic in our last post. Please excuse the quality of this video, I am new to this video thing and I had some issues with this one. :/ Bleh!  But I think the next installments in this series are going to be less fuzzy. I hope, anyway. 😉

Today we want to discuss some safety issues when dealing with wolves, because this is tricky and can be dangerous. Plus we know that many of you are trying to tackle these beasts without the proper support! and stay tuned for our next video on Badmouthing — the wolf is a sneaky fellow, and lies and badmouthing are some of his favorite weapons. We are wise to the wolf, though, and not only can we predict his behavior, we can put up a fight (figuratively speaking :))

 

Co-Parenting With Wolves: Our New Video Series!

We had such a successful Christmas campaign, and we were so high on the happiness of watching God provide for all 40 of the children on our list, that it felt like a gut-punch to see how many of our mamas are being assaulted with fresh court battles.

I am not sure if the success of Christmas and the hope and relief that it brought to our families was like waving a red flag in front of a bull?  Like if Satan could pick a time to attack everyone anew, and bring everyone back under bondage and fear, January would be the perfect time to do it?

Whatever is going on in heaven this January, here on earth we are back to the daily grind. And this pressed upon our hearts the great need for encouragement for parents who have to share their precious children with unsafe people. So we put our heads together and came up with a video series on co-parenting, and it ended up being 6 parts long before I felt like it was complete (for the moment).

We are not media experts, by any means! We’ve never done this before so forgive us if the editing and presentation are less than news-perfect 🙂  However we feel that there is a huge un-met need in this area, and most people in these awful situations cannot afford hours and hours of therapy, or loads of books on dealing with wolfish people. Often time, energy, and money are in such short supply that we thought bite-sized videos on this topic would be just what the doctor ordered. 🙂

We pray that this new series encourages you that you are not alone, and that God is not silent or uninterested in your plight. God is awakening this generation to the horrific abuses going on within the Body of Christ, because He is not happy and we must answer the call to bring justice and mercy for the widows and fatherless.

Take courage, mama! Because Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. Amen.

Here are links to the next videos in this series:

Part 2: Safety Issues First!

Part 3: Badmouthing

Part 4: Combating Lies

Part 5: Rage Mode

Part 6: Crisis of Faith