Mike Klumpp is a writer, martial arts instructor, and former pastor who became a single dad when his four children were between five and fifteen years of age. Mike is now remarried and living in Texas.
"This is the most informative and genuinely helpful guide for
single fathers that I've read in my twenty-seven years of divorce
recovery work. Mike Klumpp covers all the bases. His honest
presentation will help any single dad navigate the wilderness of
-Jim Smoke, speaker, author of the best-seller Growing Through Divorce
"The Single Dad's Survival Guide is filled with flashes
of brilliant practical insight born of learning the hard way. I'll
be recommending this book to the thousands of single fathers that I
share with yearly."
-Gary Richmond, pastor to single parents, First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton, California, author of Successful Single Parenting "My most frustrating cases in counseling are single fathers who suddenly have custody of their children. The Single Dad's Survival Guide is a valuable tool to minister to this unique group of men. After reviewing this book I immediately sent it to a new single father of two children."
-Dr. Jim A. Talley, www.drtalley.com, counselor, author of Reconcilable Differences and Too Close Too Soon "For a single dad, it doesn't have to be pretty-it just has to work. Mike Klumpp plunges in and stirs things up, offering honest, straightforward help. Bottom line: Read this book."
-Bill Butterworth, speaker, author of When Life Doesn't Turn Out Like You Planned and co-author of The Promise of the Second Wind "Mike Klumpp challenges fathers with humor, support, and insight into the thankless job of single parenting. His humbling honesty provides the friendly groundwork for practical suggestions and clarifying questions. From Romans 8:37 to recipes, rebellious teens to respectful transitions, Mike claims his faith and fatherhood-inviting others to join him."
-Tina Moody, MDiv, MA, LPC, theologian, and psychotherapist
"Single dads don't experience Leave It to Beaver, they live in Apocalypse Now. Mike Klumpp is determined to honestly pass along his hard-won insights and skills to all fathers who really want to get better at fatherhood. I wish this book had been around when my kids were young."
-Bob Bennett, songwriter and recording artist whose Songs from Bright Avenue album deals with divorce recovery "From the first page of The Single Dad's Survival Guide, you enter the no-fluff zone of practical tools that will not only get you through today, but will provide a guide for many days to come. Feeling lonely, angry, in need of a twenty-seven-hour day? Mike Klumpp will help."
-Reg Grant, professor at Dallas Theological Seminary, author of Storm, the Surprising Story of Martin Luther
"This is a warm and helpful resource for confused hearts. Alternately funny and heartbreaking, The Single Dad's Survival Guide is practical encouragement served up with a kick!"
-Len Woods, pastor, author of Praying God's Promises in Tough Times "Rooted in Mike's pain and perseverance, this book is as straightforward and practical a guide as you'll find on effective fatherhood. While the book targets single dads, I found it to be inspiring and instructive on fatherhood in general. It gave me renewed vision for being a 'real man' for my wife and children."
-Mo Leverett, recording artist, founder and director of Desire Street Ministries in New Orleans