Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Married Mom, Solo Parent: Finding God's Strength to Face the Challenge Paperback – September 9, 2011
|New from||Used from|
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
From the Author
If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $2.99 (Save 73%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
Top Customer Reviews
I am not as excited about parenting or 'self help' books. I dread picking up a book where some woman (who is perfect and so are her children, I know because she spends half the book telling us so) preaches to me on what I am doing wrong and how she wants me to fix it, or on the other side - a book where I may have to look deep inside and admit that I need to change and do things differently (gasp!).
That is probably the main reason this book sat on my dresser for longer than I will admit...
The Soldier and I have been married for almost 20 years, but he hasn't been a Soldier for all of them. In fact, he had a pretty successful job when he joined the National Guard and living the military life has been a major adjustment for all of us. One thing that didn't change a whole lot was him being gone. In his civilian career, he would be gone for weeks or months at a time working on projects. In fact, he missed the last four months of my last pregnancy, just coming home in time for the delivery. While I got big and round and parented five children, he was taking ferries all over Alaska and eating out with his coworkers every night. At that point, I really wanted to trade places...
I agreed to review this book because a) I love to read; b) I thought it would be a great giveaway for my MilSpouse friends.
I had no idea that I was 'chosen' to review this book because I needed it so desperately.
Through the good, the bad and the ugly, Carla Anne Coroy takes you through step by step and asks (and answers!) the really tough questions that we are all afraid to ask.Read more ›
Their husbands work out of town, or are in the military, and they're left raising these children virtually alone. How do you deal with loneliness? How do you deal with discipline? How do you even deal with sexual frustration?
Carla Anne Coroy is refreshingly honest, open, and personal about her own struggles, and lets moms in the same situation know that they aren't alone. She doesn't stick to the "polite" topics, but delves into where women really are. What if they're lonely and they find themselves drawn to someone else? How do you deal with jealousy when your husband's gone? How do you deal with anger because he isn't here to help you?
She doesn't believe that women should have it all together. She just believes that women need to know that God is always there to turn to, and that life, while it may not be what you dreamed, can still be an exciting adventure once you accept where you are, and ask for help.
And if you need help, it's right here in this book!
I found that this book was a great book that had tips for every mom to be able to be a bit more productive. Not only was it full of parenting tips, but it had a lot of ideas on things for the children to do to help out around the house. I was so glad that I read it, as well, because I feel like now I can know how to help those of my friends who are in this situation. I now know how to better minister to them and that was such a wonderful thing for me to know. I think every woman should read this book, whether you are in this situation or not. Sadly, more women are in this situation than we realize. What a great opportunity for those of us who are not in this situation to be able to ease the load of those who are doing all of the work.
I received this book free from Kregel Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion.
This is not a book that trashes the husband, but instead, as the author, Carla Anne Coroy, loving shares in the preface, "A solo parent is someone who is raising children and running a home and family alone" (pg.11), and geared toward married women whose husbands jobs require them to be away from home majority of the time.
Addressing topical issues such as discipline, chore divisions, life in the community and more, "Married Mom, Solo Parent", doesn't demonizes husbands whose keep depends on them, often working away from the home, bringing to mind, women whose husbands are in the military or are workaholics and even if they aren't workaholics, just required to travel as part of their job requirement, Carla Anne Coroy uses both grace, humor, honesty and Scripture to help encourage married women on how to balance: life, raising children and being a wife and woman.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Identified all the emotions that single married moms face and gave some support on how to deal with them.Published 9 months ago by Mama
Loved this book as it addresses a unique kind of Mom. Being a trucker's wife, it is a challenge to balance everything on the homefront. Read morePublished on June 28, 2014 by karen m cook
I certainly respect that some single and married mothers say they "feel" like solo parents? But very respectfully you are not. Read morePublished on January 2, 2014 by Lori
I am loving this book! I am so encouraged to know that I am not alone. I love all the tips and the way the author incorporates her faith. Totally recommend!Published on May 6, 2013 by Janine I.
Carla Anne has written something here that is important for all families who have a parent who has to work solo for part or most of the time. Either by choice or chance. Read morePublished on April 2, 2012 by Amazon Customer
I was completely delighted to have the opportunity to read the book, "Married Mom, Solo Parent", by Carla Anne Coroy! Read morePublished on February 4, 2012 by Godspoetic1
Carla Anne Coroy in her new book, "Married Mom, Solo Parent" published by Kregel Publications gives us a way of Finding God's Strength to Face the Challenge. Read morePublished on February 2, 2012 by VicG
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... Read morePublished on February 1, 2012 by Jacque
Somewhere in the heart of every girl, there is a dream of a perfect romance with a lifelong devoted husband. Read morePublished on February 1, 2012 by Sara