What’s Better Than Being a Palin?

Many times, people try to define me by my parents.  I am Republican Sarah Palin’s daughter.  Or, here in Alaska, I am Iron Dog champion Todd Palin’s kid.  This is true – and I’m so proud of my family and my parents! But, there’s something even better.

What am I talking about?

Well, after I wrote about “How I Got Over My Very Public Mistakes,” the guys at CCEF sent me a nice little bundle of materials.  I’m just now reading one little booklet, called “Single Parent: Daily Grace for the Hardest Job” which has this description:

If you are a single parent, you already know you have one of the hardest jobs in the world. Trying to be both dad and mom–breadwinner, cook, chauffeur, comforter, dishwasher, homework helper, disciplinarian, nurse, and role mode–can wear down the hardiest man or woman. But do you know that God, in the Bible, offers words of grace, power, and hope especially for you?

Well, that got my attention! In the first chapter, Robert D. Jones writes that we should mainly view ourselves as Christians, not as “single parents.”

While our marital or parental positions describe our circumstances, they do not give us our identity.  Whether you are single, a parent, or that challenging hybrid of a single parent, that is not who you ARE.  Who are you? Hear the apostle’s words to all who belong to Christ Jesus.

He then quotes this:

“You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourself with Christ.” (Galatians 3)

Many times, people try to define me by my parents and my family, which is wonderful. I’m so proud of all of them!  But my true spiritual identity is even better than proudly wearing the last name of “Palin.”  How much better is it that I’m a child of God?

In other words, I’m not so much a “Christian SINGLE PARENT,” I am a CHRISTIAN who for the time being is a single parent.  Being a single mom is my situation, not my identity.

Are you a struggling single parent or do you know one?  Leave a comment below before Monday at noon and I’ll randomly select one of you to receive this great little mini-book!

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  • Connie French

    Bristol, thank you so much for this tidbit. If more people would admit to being Christians, we would all be better off. You are so right about a “single Mom” is just where you are now, I was there and so were all 3 of my daughters, but the thing I was proudest of is being known as a Christian. I am Mormon, but God and Jesus Christ are first in my life. Pleasing them is more important than pleasing my kids. I love you and your family and have the utmost respect for you, you faced your situation, grabbed it by the horns and are doing a great job. Thank you for being the person you are.

  • Michael Stewart

    Bristol,
    You are but a product of your upbringing; a mirror image of what your parents exposed you to, intentionally and not. You are associated with them through biological disposition and behavioral transference. They created you and sparked the chain reaction that set you free to absorb information from your surroundings in an environment they are tasked with controlling. You are their product. You are an idiot.
    With great sincerity,
    Michael

  • Jessi Slaughter

    the only thing better than being a palin is taking a shit in your own mouth.

  • Tracie Wolfe

    so a teenager that got pregnant out of wedlock, in her teens is against gay marriage? kind of sad that we as a society have to “live” with your choice on being a single teenage parent, and that’s acceptable, but we cant have two same sex people in a loving relationship have the same rights as a heterosexual married couple can is unacceptable-when everyone relies that we are humans, whether we are gay,straight,black,white, short,tall, disabled, then you will finally grow up,and see the bigger picture,stop making this about you vs. them, and make this about all of us working together. and don’t take this the wrong way, but if anyone was being discriminatory against your down syndrome brother wouldn’t you be pissed?

  • Sarah

    What’s better than being a palin?

    A dried up dingleberry on my dog’s butt

  • jamie

    Christian? The way you judge and ridicule others? You dont know the meaning of the word. You are a nasty, mean spirited, small minded child. Stop shoving your ignorance up our asses loser. I would say your the devils spawn. Slut

  • jamie

    So many morons. Btw, its easy to hate the palins. They arent smart enough to shut up. They bring it on themselves with their bold face lies, uninformed ignorance, and inability to see russia from alaska. Morons

    • ndickie

      anything is better than being a palin………can’t believe this idiotic family still gets press and media attention. everytime you think they’ve finally gone away, one of them crawls back out from under the rocks.

    • steven hunt

      lots of hatred from the left for the palins. Palins must be doing something right to upset so many small minded, ignorant liberals

      • Kathleen Hawkins

        I have to agree with you Steve. They are a normal family like all of us with problems. I respect the Palins so much. I feel people are just jealous. I wish people would put themself in there shoes.

  • Patrick

    The following:
    1. Not being a Plain?
    2. Being a toilet brush.
    3. Being captured by Pirates.
    4. Being circumcised without anasthetic by a person suffering from Parkinsons disease with a chainsaw.
    5. Dinner with Hannibal Lecter.
    6. Living Au Naturale…on the moon!

    • steven hunt

      time to stop the hate libs. You all seem so angry. I guess its because you’re jealous of the Palin’s success and you libs no you’re just a bunch of whiny losers hiding behind your computer

    • http://HUFFPOST TRAINJANE

      YOU ARE A PITTIFULL PERSON. ATTACKING A WOMAN FOR HAVING A BABY WHICH BY THE WAY I HAVE COMPLETE ADMIRATION FOR THIS YOUNG WOMAN FOR DOING ON HER OWN. ATLEAST SHE IS NOT A MURDERING PROABORTIONISTS! THIS YOUNG LADY HAD A BABY WHICH IS A BEAUTIFUL CHILD. EVERYTIME SHE SEE’S THIS CHILD DO ANYTHING NEW IT WILL BRING EMENCE JOY JUST WATCHING THE CHILD GROWUP.
      PEOPLE WHO KILL THEIR CHILDREN OFTEN HAVE NERVOUS BREAKDOWNS LATER WHEN LEARNING HOW TERRIBLE THE ACT THEY DID TRULY IS. USUALLYTHEY ARE LIED TO BY THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM ABOUT THE SO CALLEDCHILD BEING NOTHING MORE THAN A GLOB AND NOT A CHILD. AT 3 MONTHS THE CHILD IS COMPLETELY FORMED. HAIR, FINGERS,FEET,TOES,SEX,. THIS IS A COMPLETE BABY. IT DOES NEED TO FINISH GROWING AND MATURING IN GROWTH TO MAKE IT EASY OUTSIDE THE WOMB. BUT MANY HAVE PULLED THROUGHBORN AT ONLY A FEW MONTHS OLD BORN AND OUTSIDE THE WOMB.PEOPLE DON’T BELIEVE THIS GARBAGE TOLD TO YOU ABOUT KILLING YOUR BABY AND WAITING TILL YOU PLAN OR WANT ONE. THINGS HAPPEN, PEOPLE GET PREGNANT AND SCARED TO FACE REALITY, PARENTS,FRIENDS, OR SO CALLED FRIENDS WHO MAY DESSERT YOU. THESE NEVER WERE YOU’R FRIENDS TO BEGIN WITH. YOU NEED TO SEE PEOPLE FOR WHAT THEY ARE. USUALLY YOU’LL FIND YOU ONLY HAVE A FEW FRIENDS AND THE REST HAVE MOTIVES FOR TRYING TO BE YOUR FRIEND. A FRIEND WOULD NEVER TELL YOU TO KILL YOUR CHILD! REMEMBER THAT! CHOOSE FRIENDS CAREFULLY. P. in Ga.

  • Harry

    Being a rooting swine on a pig farm is far better than being a palin. Palin’s ignorance, stupidity, vulgarity, phychological disorientation and prejudices are showing. What an entirely reprehensible creepy crawler she is.

    • http://HUFFPOST TRAINJANE

      HARRY! IT SEEMS TO ME THAT YOU JUST DESCRIBED YOURSELF! A PIG ! YOU WHO JUDGE MAKE ME SICK! I BET YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF A CHRISTIAN TOO, AND THAT IS TRULY WHAT IS SICKENING! ONLY JESUS HAS THE RIGHT TO JUDGE! NOT SOME GOSSIPER IN CHURCH WHO KNOWS EVERYTHING BAD ABOUT EVERYBODY IN YOUR CONGREEGATION WHILE EVEN THEN POINTING YOUR FINGER CALLING SOMEONE ELSE A GOSIPPER. BRISTOL HAD HER CHILD AS SHE SHOULD AND FACED THE WORLD NO MATTER THE COST TO HERSELF. NOW SHE IS DOING WELL TAKING CARE OF HERSELF AND CHILD. I BET YOUR DAUGHTER WOULD QUITELY ABORT HER CHILD AND YOU’D THINK THIS OK STILL WHILE JUDGING A GOOD WOMAN WHO FOLLOWS CHRIST. ALL SIN ! ONLY JESUS CAN FORGIVE THAT SIN. NOT HARRY ! ! ! SO OF WHAT VALUE IS YOUR STATEMENT AS EVERYONE SEE’S FROM YOUR STATEMENT!!! SICKENING !!! P. in Ga.


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