I heard the other day on the Today show about buying some gold piece of jewelry to support single mom ministries. I didn’t catch the full story, so I googled to learn more and did not find the exact story, but had other hits that are comment worthy.
2. The single parent family is the modern-day widow and orphan. The Lord has a heart for the fatherless. Single Moms Ministries do NOT endorse divorce or unwed pregnancy. It merely provides support for the 15 million mothers who find themselves there.
Like that makes any sense. Women just magically find themselves there, I guess. I understand those in truly abusive situations, but have 15 millions moms really been truly abused? Back in the day, did we have special set-aside ministries for widows (if one even wants to consider that analogy)? I don’t think so, the church cared for them as they should care for them as a person, not as a special interest group.
I went to the author’s website of that fine quote (google Jennifer Maggio) and I found this in her bio:
At 19, Maggio found herself pregnant for the fourth time, living in government housing on food stamps and welfare.
For a Christian woman, she really out does the modern woman with those numbers. Granted, she could have led a wild lifestyle and then found Christ later on, but her bio say nothing specifically about being a Christian or how she came to Faith. It is assumed she is though, because of the frequent use of the word “ministries” and “church” throughout the website.
I could just be terribly wrong about all this, but how do you not have pause when hearing the woman starting all these single mom ministries was pregnant four times by age 19. Things that make you go hmmmmm…..