I married into the beautiful name of Grace 24 years ago with my husband Randy. Our “his, hers, and ours” family includes five children, ages 18-34. We’ve navigated bumpy roads and thorny circumstances as part of our stepfamily journey. But we’ve experienced God’s grace that offers second chances, hope for harmony, and new tomorrows.
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Stepparenting with Grace offers a soothing salve and a holy nudge of daily encouragement for anyone navigating the unique dynamics of a blended family.
These devotions provide companionship, encouragement, understanding, and biblical insights from a veteran stepmom. This trusted resource will help you gain strength, wisdom, and comfort as you navigate the rocky terrain of creating a blended family.
“[Gayla] has done the hard work and is here to help those in the stepfamily trenches.” ~Amazon Reviewer
“The author speaks from her experience with her own blended family, and she walks alongside stepparents with understanding and wisdom. ” ~Amazon Reviewer
Over the years, I've spoken to numerous stepmoms dealing with rebellious stepchildren. I've dealt with it in my own home. When my stepson was an adolescent, he would often lash out at me. Hateful looks. Angry words. Some days I wasn’t sure there was hope it would change. And there would be no change…except for God and my ability to forgive....
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