Upon considering marriage to my Mr. Wonderful, I also needed consider my role in becoming a stepmom. Children contribute a significant part of second family dynamics, and the statistics aren't encouraging. I found helpful information and some what-to-expect type books. But I didn't see anything that caters to the basic encouragement for stepparents as we do our best to tackle the needs of the new family.
Step Parenting With Grace is a collection of ninety short devotions that pertain to step family life. Each idea encourages us to expand our hearts and keep our "Eyes off me," (page 8). Readers will be inspired to take the long perspective of this life with patience, perspective and perseverance. Step mom and dads alike with be guided in our unique privilege and lifted in prayer. Grace also includes quote and mantras from all walks of life from the likes of Elisabeth Elliot and AA. You will find wisdom from Scripture, African proverbs and the NFL.
For the moments that happen everyday to the special holidays, thoughts in Grace's collection will provide focus for the greater purpose you desire as a step parent: Connection.