Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Married Mom, Solo Parent by Carla Anne Coroy

imageGenre- Christian Life/Family

Published by- Kregel Publications

Copyrighted- 2011

Number of pages- 288

Age Group- Adult

Description of book- Paperback, listed price- $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8254-2626-1

Are you a wife, or know a wife, whose husband is so busy/gone that you/she is the solo parent?  Carla Coroy has written this book just for that person.  She has been a solo parent for many years and shares her struggles and triumphs in this book.

Married Mom, Solo Parent will help encourage and give advice for many of the issues you face:

  • emotional divorce.
  • discipline.
  • honoring your husband.
  • doing his chores.
  • more with God at your side.

Article- “Martyr Mom or Servant Model?” by Carla Anne Coroy

Please go here to read an excerpt.

About the Author-


Carla Anne Coroy has been married to Trent for eighteen years and they homeschool their four children in Manitoba, Canada.  She has worked with Youth For Christ, founded a MOPS chapter, and served as the Director of Crown Financial Ministries, Central Canada.  She regularly speaks to women’s groups as a gifted speaker.





My thoughts- I have been a solo parent twice before, when my husband was in the military and when he was working two jobs.  And I was very interested in this book and what Carla Anne Coroy had to say.

This book was very easy to read and it was hard to put down.  I did think the first half of the book was depressing.  It was hard for me to read this part of the book, because I could see how some women reading it could get ideas on how they shouldn’t act, like emotionally divorcing their husband or wallowing in self-pity.  It can help women recognize their feelings and how they can cope with them.

I really thought the statement on page 35 about not fantasizing about the perfect man, was important.  It is very important to not read books where you fantasize about or be around people who cause that feeling.  Your husband really will not measure up when you compare him with others.

I enjoyed the chapter from Carla Anne Coroy’s husband.  I think it would have been nice if there had been more chapters written by him or some of his opinions in each of the chapters.  It helps me to read the opinions of different men to help me better understand where my husband is coming from.

I thought this book was good.  I would recommend it to women who are having a difficult time being a solo parent or if you are a mentor to solo parents.  There is also a study guide and personal reflection journal available at her website, www.carlaanne.com.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Solo Parent, Married Mom by Carla Anne Coroy for free from the Kregel Publications’ Blog Tour. All links were current when posted. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your review and your suggestion about having my husband give more input in the chapters. Great idea (perhaps for another book??) :)

    Many blessings to you... Glad you enjoyed the book!
    Carla Anne