Single Mothers No Longer Have To Do It Alone

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New title provides life skills and strategies needed to weather the storm

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“Women are powerful beyond measure and if you’re still standing, you’ve already won,”

One of the hardest struggles faced by any woman is the role as a single parent and the responsibilities that come along with it. When a woman is forced to take on the role of both father and mother for her children, although very stressful, it allows that woman’s strength to shine far brighter than any other. Michelle West’s new book, Still Standing ($16.99, paperback, 978-1-61904-274-2; $26.99, hardcover, 978-1-61904-275-9; $8.49, e-book, 978-1-61904-586-6), acts as a cheerleader in the stands for every single mother. West helps mothers embrace the journey and with it, the adversity, trials and hardships that will surely test anyone’s patience. Most importantly, she helps readers find the life skills and strategies they will need to sustain in the midst of the storms of life.

“Women are powerful beyond measure and if you’re still standing, you’ve already won,” writes the author. “Great growth does not come into your life through mountaintop experiences. Great growth comes through the valleys and low places where you feel limited and vulnerable. The time that God begins to move in our lives may seem to be the lowest moment we’ve ever experienced. In the meantime, God has worked on our character, our faith and the blessing comes and is the reward after learning obedience from the things we’ve suffered. Our circumstances do not determine our reality or outcomes, nor do they define us. God does!”

Michelle West is an elementary school Principal, a Professor at New Jersey City and Fairleigh Dickinson Universities and the author of two books. After her divorce, Michelle West became a single mother for fifteen years. During that time she successfully raised three children, earned a Bachelor’s Degree, a Master’s Degree and several certificates from Yale, Fordham and Princeton Universities in Educational Leadership. Most importantly, she is a humble servant of the Lord.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Still Standing through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and


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