Ministering to Widows and Widowers With Children in the Home
The biblical mandate is clear—“look after orphans and widows in their distress” (James 1:27, NIV). Just as orphans need more than food and shelter, the widow or widower needs more than financial assistance. Like the orphan, the greatest need for the widow or widower is the need for relationship.
David Lytle is a history teacher and former missionary to Indonesia and Peru who now resides in California.