Entries by Gayla Grace

Acceptance Provides Serenity for Stepfamily Struggles

Today I’m including an excerpt from my new book, Stepparenting With Grace: A Devotional for Blended Families.  The book releases August 7th with Worthy Publishing and is currently available for pre-order! Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?  Job 2:10 Thought for the Day: Acceptance of our struggles brings serenity. “Life is difficult. This […]

Refreshment and Renewal for Stepmoms

Dear Stepmom, Are you looking to refresh your soul? Would you like truth and love spoken over you? Are you hungry to connect with other women on the stepfamily journey? I lead a non-profit organization, Sisterhood of Stepmoms, and we’re excited to announce our upcoming day of refreshment and renewal: September 15th, 2018 in Dallas, […]

Guilt? Dear Stepparent, Let it Go!

“At the end of the day, I’m exhausted and still worried I’m not doing it right or even good enough,” said my stepmom friend, Cindy. “I struggle with guilt constantly and don’t know how to change that.” It’s easy to assume feelings of guilt surrounding our stepparenting journey. We struggle to accept we’re imperfect. We insist […]

God’s Amazing Grace Shows Up in Stepfamilies

As stepparents, we often feel defeated in our circumstances. We play out our role the best we can, but it doesn’t seem good enough. Relationships stagnate. Disharmony rules. Tempers flare. Guilt follows. We beat ourselves up for the discord in our home. We allow Satan to bombard our minds with negativity. We convince ourselves that, […]

Finding Positive Ways to Cope with Toxic People

Toxic people can invade our lives and create havoc on relationships. But we can find positive ways to respond to them. I experienced a toxic person last year who wrote an unkind comment on my blog after I posted about National Stepfamily Day. I had highlighted what being a stepparent is all about and affirmed […]