Welcome to the university
Welcome to SHEPHERD’S VILLAGE UNIVERSITY! This is a faith-based learning center focused on equipping and strengthening today’s single mother in the overwhelming challenge of raising her family in a one-parent household and a rapidly changing culture. We are here to share the journey of today’s single mother through our unique features in four focused learning tracks – ESSENTIAL LIFE SKILLS, HEALTHY PARENTING, FINANCIAL FREEDOM, and SPIRITUAL WISDOM. Click on the category below that interests you. New content is being added regularly.
I’ve been a Christian for many years and a lot has happened in my life over those years. In fact, the only thing that has been consistent in my life is inconsistency and change. I’ve gotten to experience the profound moment of life entering the world as I welcomed...read more
Looking back, when many single moms first connect with Shepherd’s Village, they are clearly emotional, exhausted, and stressed. They are struck with the reality of being on their own with a child (or children) to raise, bills to pay, a household to run, and only 24...read more
#dearmom We want you to know you aren't alone. Your kids DO see all the sacrifices you make for them. This short video paves the way for more kids to tell their moms just what they mean to them. Maybe it will even inspire you to tell YOUR mom what she means to YOU. If...read more
Dear Single Mom, We are thinking of you. With Thanksgiving over and Christmas getting closer, we have been praying for your heart. This time of year is hard. We know. Everyone in the Shepherd’s Village’s family has been in your shoes. We are (or were) single moms,...read more
After my divorce, I moved back into my parents’ home for some time to breathe, regroup, and save money as I determined my next step. I slept in my old bedroom in my twin-sized bed with glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling above me. My little boys shared the room...read more
Like most women going through a divorce, I was constantly stressed. There were so many things to worry about, arguments that would spring up when I least expected them, and big decisions to make. I’d been a runner for a few years, but never really took it seriously....read more