Sisters by Choice

I call them my “3 a.m.-ers,” those friends who’d expect an emergency call, regardless of the hour. We’ve done life together, these old and new friends, taking kiddos to the ER, bailing out flooded basements, pulling vehicles out of snowdrifts. These, my sistas, live...

A Few Good Books

Most of us who write for Bridging the Gap also love to read. And we love to talk about what we’ve read. Today, we’d like to share some of our favorite recent reads with you in hopes of inspiring you to pick one and enjoy some time curled up with a good book. Rooms by...

Why I’m a BeFriender

I had never been to a Single Moms Retreat. Which makes sense, since I’ve never been a single mom. Instead of coming to receive and get refreshed, at this retreat, I was there to serve as a volunteer. I had heard about the Bridging the Gap Single Moms Retreat (SMR)...

How to Support a Single Mom

Parenting is difficult. Anyone with kids—or even without them—would tell you this. Parenting as a single, especially of more than one child, is downright exhausting. We see each other struggling regularly, but it’s hard to know how to support one another and it’s...

Are You Rich?

To all the rich of this world, I command you not to be wrapped in thoughts of pride over your prosperity, or rely on your wealth, for your riches are unreliable and nothing compared to the living God. Trust instead in the one who has lavished upon us all good things,...