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The Solo Parent Society podcast is hosted by author and founder Robert Beeson to help single parents raise healthy kids, and grow themselves through conversations with other parents who have walked, or are still walking the 'Solo Parent’ path. Plus experts on the things that Solo Parents face the most. The mission of Solo Parent Society is to provide the resources, community, and support that enables a single-parent to discover whole-heart wellness so that their family can thrive.

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The Solo Parent Society podcast is hosted by author and founder Robert Beeson to help single parents raise healthy kids, and grow themselves through conversations with other parents who have walked, or are still walking the 'Solo Parent’ path. Plus experts on the things that Solo Parents face the most. The mission of Solo Parent Society is to provide the resources, community, and support that enables a single-parent to discover whole-heart wellness so that their family can thrive.

    PAUL COLMAN - Overcoming Codependency

    PAUL COLMAN - Overcoming Codependency

    A common experience we hear about often from single parents is codependency. “Codependency is a behavioral condition in a relationship where one person enables another person’s addiction, poor mental health, immaturity, irresponsibility, underachievement. A core characteristic is an  excessive reliance on other people’s approval for a sense of identity. It can be a serious condition that wrecks relationships often unseen or identified until it’s too late.” Codependency hurts us because we are never meant to be the end all for somebody else and it hurts them because they end up becoming entitled or reliant on others for their own happiness. 

    Grammy nominated musician and mentor, Paul Colman, shares his wisdom, strength and experience after learning some hard lessons about himself and about codependency during divorce. Paul started therapy after his wife asked for a divorce over ten years ago. The process was challenging, but through it, he learned he struggled with codependency. Wanting approval from others had become an idol and a drug. Codependency was a disease that plagued him, but it was hidden by the image he projected. What he found out through therapy and by getting to know himself, is that he didn’t need the projection, he just needed to be present for those in his life. 

    Read the rest of the show notes https://soloparentsociety.com/2020/06/30/overcoming-codependency-paul-colman/

    To get Paul's music search 'Paul Colman' on Apple Music or Spotify or PaulColman.com

    DR. JOHN DELONY - A sound mindset

    DR. JOHN DELONY - A sound mindset

    Finding peace after divorce, during change, or life transition is difficult. How can single parents manage the chaos of crisis and find peace in the midst of this?  For insight, we talked with Dr. John Delony,  a mental health expert and leading voice on emotional wellness with extensive experience in crisis response.

    For the full show notes click here - https://soloparentsociety.com/2020/06/23/a-sound-mindset/

    CHIP DODD - The gift of emotions (Whole Heart)

    CHIP DODD - The gift of emotions (Whole Heart)

    Finding peace while we are in the middle of the pain can seem impossible but when we get in touch with the gift of our whole heart we also find peace. 

    Chip Dodd, counselor, mentor, speaker and best-selling author, shares how embracing our emotions leads to wholeness and peace. In his book, “Voice of the Heart”, he invites us to begin to know our hearts better so we can know ourselves and from that place, live more fully in relationship to God and others. Chip says a broken heart is a heart that needs something, it’s a heart that needs healing and rebuilding. When we bring our broken hearts to God, He promises to bind them together again. He wraps his love around the broken places and bring healing, peace and wholeness.

    For the complete show notes with links and resources click - https://soloparentsociety.com/2020/06/16/peace-and-the-gift-of-our-emotions-whole-heart/

    Finding Peace Through Contentment 

    Finding Peace Through Contentment 

    “My name is Stacy. I’m a single mom of two. I just wanna feel and be content. Especially in the world of social media, I struggle with having to see everyone’s picture perfect life on the screen. Somehow I feel like I got cheated and its hard for me to live in the moment and feel content.” Can you relate?


    Peace. How do we find it in our world of comparisons and the challenges of being a single parent?


    Contentment is a pathway to peace… but, that sounds like a tall order. Our team of solo parents met to talk through how we can find peace even when inundated with “highlight reels” on social media and the constant pursuit of more and better. Sometimes our fear and loneliness fuels our discontent and discontentment destroys our peace.
    We hear that comparison is the thief of joy. It’s hard to go anywhere without feeling like you’re not good enough or don’t have enough, particularly when you feel like your family doesn’t fit the norm. After the upheaval that led to becoming a single parent, our hurts can lead to feelings of being less than. Single parents know this reality. In our solo parent discussion, we found three practical ways to help unlock the secrets to finding peace even during hardship.

    Mindset
    Perspective
    Humility

    GET THE COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AND LINKS HERE - https://soloparentsociety.com/2020/06/08/finding-peace-through-contentment/

    How To Have Peace For Our Future

    How To Have Peace For Our Future

    “With COVID, job security, and finances I just wonder how everything is going to work in the future. I know that God’s got this, but I just can't help but worry.” 

    These are the words of a single dad. Have you been there? Are you there now? When you have so much going on as a single parent, life can seem like a journey to survive instead of to thrive. How can single parents have hope for the future in midst of their daily grind and the concerns we face raising kids alone?

    Worry is something we all experience at one time or another, sometimes regularly. The future can be scary, and that fear is compounded because we are doing it alone. Add in the pandemic and current events, and it can be overwhelming. But there are ways to deal with worry even when our anxiety peaks.

    How do we find the peace God promises us that passes all understanding while wondering if we can pay the bills this month and managing all the tasks on our to-do lists? 

    For the complete show notes and links click here - https://soloparentsociety.com/2020/06/01/how-to-have-peace-for-our-future/ ?

    Relational Growth

    Relational Growth

    Let’s face it - a soured relationship is what put us in this difficult situation we are in. As Solo Parents many of us have experienced betrayal, rejection and we are very aware that we have failed at successful marriage relationships. The idea of thinking about working on ‘relational growth’ may bring feelings of ‘I've seen that movie before, no thanks’. We can tend to resist anything that requires trust, extensive time and ‘putting ourselves out there’ to potentially get hurt again.

    The problem is that we are made for community. As tempting as it is to isolate and keep the walls up it is critical to grow healthy relationships. Growing healthy authentic relationships are a cornerstone to a healthily Single Parent.
    To read all the show notes and insights from this week's podcast go to https://soloparentsociety.com/2020/05/26/relational-growth/

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Kar3Mc ,

Discovering Wholeness

For a parent still in it, I am so grateful to hear insight and wisdom from your journeys. Every podcast is relevant to what I deal with. Your podcasts encourage me, inspire me, remind me that I do not journey alone and that God can use me right where I am. The journey is about God making us whole.

Ann NYC :) ,

Thank you

Thank you for unveiling the truth behind solo parenting. It is an unbelievably lonely journey and feelings of loss and hopelessness are real and we should not be ashamed of that but be able to talk openly about it so we can deal with it.

The prodcasts are encouraging, uplifting, honest, challenging in a great way, humbling and strengthening. Thank you

ErikaP ,

Awesome, Single Parent Shame

This episode not only gave me a little insight into the world of single parenting (I’m not a parent), but it also gave me some good advice about overcoming shame and guilt; something many of us struggle with. This episode appeared very genuine, caring, welcoming and non judgmental. I look forward to listening to many more episodes and will be spreading the word about this beautiful podcast.

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