And the Winner Is…

Well, seventy-eight of you commented under my article called “What’s Better than Being a Palin,” in which I talked about being a single mom. The CCEF little minibook called “Single Parent: Daily Grace for the Hardest Job” is packed full of insight about being the only one to take care of your child.  Some of us are in this position because of past mistakes, while others are here because their husband or wife has passed away.  Either way, many of you are struggling under the pressures of life.  I selected one of the seventy-eight to receive the mini-book.

Drumroll, please….

The winner is Kimberlie Morris of Ohio

Here’s her comment:

Bristol, this was so inspirational for me today. Many times in my daily “adventures” as the single mom of an adorable little girl with many special needs, I get caught up in the “wow, can I REALLY do _____ alone again?” Sometimes I forget that I’m never alone and when I feel that way is when I need to say “I’m a CHRISTIAN and with God’s help I CAN do this again!” I admire your stand! Thanks for staying true to your beliefs, and being so humble and willing to share these thoughts with us.

God Bless you always,
Kim

Thanks, Kim, and enjoy the mini-book!  Others can get their copy here.  And come back for more giveaways on this blog!
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  • Sharmain Sobhani

    Bristol,
    Who are you to judge anyone? You have a baby out of wedlock and you are constantly bashing Levi in public. Did;t you say the father shapes their children’s lives? Yes, you did . So your kid is out of luck then. Every single person on this planet deserves to be loved no matter their race, gender, sexual orientation or socio-economic class. You are not in any position to judge anybody. You are not a role model. You got drunk and had a kid. Now you expect the public to listen to you? Slavery went on for hundreds of years but that doesn’t mean it is right. You really need to look in the mirror and get a clue.

  • Sharmain Sobhani

    Who are you to judge anyone? You have a baby out of wedlock and you are constantly bashing Levi in public. Did;t you say the father shapes their children’s lives? Yes, you did . So your kid is out of luck then. Every single person on this planet deserves to be loved no matter their race, gender, sexual orientation or socio-economic class. You are not in any position to judge anybody. You are not a role model. You got drunk and had a kid. Now you expect the public to listen to you? Slavery went on for hundreds of years but that doesn’t mean it is right. You really need to look in the mirror and get a clue

  • Andria

    It’s unfortunate that someone in a positon of influencing public opinion, such as Bristol, does not bother to take the time to become educated before speaking. How irresponsible to make statements about something she is not knowledgeable. The mere fact that her mother is in politics does not mean that Bristol should be commenting on this situation. I do not judge her for her actions while many people do. She made a choice to “sin” and have sex at a young age and out of wedlock. Since then she has paraded her child in front of the media at every chance she has, did a cover for US Weekly in which she bashed her mother yet then retracted her statements only a week later, and has misspoken to the media on many occasions. I am a mother and I would be ashamed if my children behaved as Bristol has. She is only an example of what I hope my children never become. I am sure this comment will never see the light of day, due to her PR people. So with that I will speak directly to you Bristol: Go back to school, get a real education, set a positive example for your child, open your eyes beyond the very small world you’ve been raised in, and learn that your opinion does not always need to be voiced. We are all entitled to our opinions, however all of our feeling need not be put on a blog. God bless you with the much needed growth in maturity, wisdom and education that you seriously need.

  • Keith

    Okay so in response to the line
    “In this case, it would’ve been helpful for him to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage.”
    I would like to remind everyone that this is just factually incorrect.

    As a religious studies scholar with a degree from the University of Colorado Boulder I can tell you that same sex-marriages have been performed for thousands of years. It’s rather the US in only the last few hundred years that has ignored the tradition of Same-sex marriage. Don’t believe me? Well check it out for yourself. In John Boswell’s 1980 book “Christianity Social Tolerance and Homosexuality” he notes that pairs of same-sex Christian saints have been married in the Roman and medieval era churches for thousands of years. Rictor Norton In his 1998 book “Myth of the Modern Homosexual” reveals that not only did gay men and lesbians exist for thousands of years but they have been married in cultures dating back from before the time of the bible, such as ancient Greece, Egypt, and China. The bible itself contains examples of same sex married couples as laid out by the theologian Jay Michaelson in his 2011 book “God vs. Gay: The Religious case for Equality.”

  • dani

    “Some of us are in this position because of past mistakes, while others are here because their husband or wife has passed away.” are you kidding me? not all marriages that end are FAILURES. some people are mature and evolved enough to understand that their relationship isn’t working and rather than exposing their children to hate and negativity, they go their separate ways and work on their relationship with their children. bristol, off all people, should understand that since she isn’t with the man that spawned her child. or would she consider her child and her child’s father a mistake?

  • Hayley Dannielle

    People like you are the reason young homosexuals commit suicide. As a Christian woman,a raised Republican, but turned liberal, I have never discriminated a person for being gay. Nor have I judged them. You have no right to judge someone who supports gay people and/or bash them, which is what you are doing with this post. As a Christian person, you are not to judge, that is for God to do. There are many people in this world that have judged you for being a teen mother, for me it is not my place to judge you, but I don’t condone it either. But non-the-less, I’m sure you did not like it when people all over the world judged you for this, and your mother. And the whole thing with Obama needing to shape his daughters thoughts, God gave us ALL our own mind and thoughts to think. What you are talking about is that Obama needs to brain wash his daughters and tell them being gay is wrong. I really hope your child does not turn gay, I would feel so sorry for him.

  • MICHELLE

    Why in the world is Bristol Palin giving advice on single parenthood? This young lady has no idea the scoop of being a single parent and making it on your own, raising your own child regardless how you became a single parent. Futhermore, did it not require her to have a sexual relationship out of wedlock while under the legal age of 18 in order to become a “single parent”? Yet she is advocating for heterosexual marriage under her Christian beliefs! Hmmmm…is she the rule model The Christian Community wants as a spokes-person?
    Dear Bristol, before you continue your blog posting you really need to take some time and look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself is this really what Jesus wants?
    Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous
    Hebrews 13:4

  • emily

    does any body here think maybe there is more than just Christianity to life? I’m just wondering, not meaning any offense to the extremists and hopeless saps that have nothing but the religion because they pushed every “bad influence” in their life or they got pushed away by their peers like most gossipy, heretic (fake), churches often do. really? anybody see the fault in today’s Christianity?


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