Bible Study – Why? for Single Moms

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The Why? for Single Moms bible study provides hope for the future and healing from the past. The eight lessons can be done as sixteen smaller lessons. Each lesson’s notes shows where to break and where to begin part two, if done separately.  The lessons answer commonly asked questions. (See lesson titles below). The answers are based on the Truth in God’s Word, the Bible.

You don’t have to be a single mom to benefit from this study. The are questions we address are questions all moms ask. While we have geared each lesson to open with a typical single mom scenario, many moms have experienced similar situations, frustrations and emotions.

If you’re looking for a study for your single mom support group, check this out. Each lesson comes with a leader’s guide and Power Point presentation.  The leader’s guide is also in the PP notes. There are reproducible handouts for the moms to do in class. No homework. No Bible needed.

We know that it is difficult for single moms to attend regularly. For this reason, each lesson also reviews previous material.

Download Lesson One Leader’s Guide and Power Point with notes for FREE.

Study Length:


8 lessons lasting 40 minutes or 16 lessons lasting 20 minutes each

Cost: $97 donation to HSM

Lesson Titles

Lesson 1: Why can’t I find a good man?

Lesson 2: Why do I yell at my kids

Lesson 3: Why do I act like my mom?

Lesson 4: Why do I get so mad?

Lesson 5: Why can’t I say or do that?

Lesson 6: Does God really care about me?

Lesson 7: Why am I so dumb?

Lesson 8: Who am I?

The Exchanged Life perspective of the Gospel

“Why? for Single Moms” is written from the Exchanged Life perspective of the Gospel. Hope for Single Moms also offers one-on-one hope and healing to our clients based on this perspective. Here is the overview based on Galatians 2:20 and Romans 6.

These verses tell us what it means to be born again as a child of God. It means changing the way we get our significance. We no longer get our significance from the world—from our parents, teachers, friends, bosses and life experiences. Now we get our significance from God and what He says about us. Why? Because now we are God’s child.

Galatians 2:20: “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” ((NAS)

This teaching is vital to answering many of the concerns our moms have. One of the questions frequently asked is, “What if I’ve done too many bad things for God to forgive me? Another is, “I accepted God’s forgiveness, but life really doesn’t look much different. Why not?”

The answer is that we know Jesus died for us, was buried and rose on the third day. There is a lot of emphasis on how His death on the cross paid your debt for your sin. Instead of you dying, Jesus died for you. He was your substitute. 

Jesus’ death on the cross and resurrection actually accomplished two things. In addition to Him being your substitute, you are united with Christ in the salvation process. Romans 6 talks about  your union with Christ!

At the time of your salvation, your child of Adam spirit united with Christ on the cross and was co-crucified.  Your sins were left nailed to the cross. God remembers them no  more and neither should you dwell on them and the past.

You were co-buried and then co-resurrected spiritually from the dead. Your new spiritual life, as a child of God, comes from Christ’s life. Col 3:4 says, “When Christ, who is your life…” From that time forward, Christ is in you and you are in Christ. This is essential to understanding what it means to be God’s son or daughter.

That is the exchange. Your child of Adam spirit was exchanged for a child of God spirit. Your sins were left on the cross and exchanged for the righteousness of Christ.

You have the ability to live life AS a child of God with the power of the Holy Spirit living in you. You don’t have to make choices based on your understanding and your willpower like you did before salvation. If you don’t know this, you default into those old patterns of behavior.

This Bible study begins with the basics– learning the Gospel and giving your group the opportunity to accept salvation. It, then, teaches the difference between living from the Spirit and living from the flesh. Your group begins learning how to live the victorious life.

In our mentoring, a client discovers the personal habits (flesh patterns) she developed as a child of Adam to survive in the world. She also has the opportunity to forgive herself and any others who have hurt her in the past. This frees her up from the lies she believed about herself. What others think about her pale and she gets significance from what God thinks about her. We focus on her identity in Christ.

If you are interested in receiving this type of mentoring, you can contact the exchanged life ministry in Grand Rapids, Life Center.