Stepparenting Resources

StepParenting With Grace

Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Released by Worthy Publishing.

These daily devotional readings provide companionship, encouragement, understanding, and biblical insights from a veteran stepmom. Gain strength, wisdom, and comfort as you navigate the rocky terrain of creating a blended family. You will learn how to:

~ Trust a loving God when the kids do not.
~ Find unity in your new marriage and parenting through grace and understanding.
~ Explore your worth in Christ amid rejection.
~Gain confidence in the stepparent role as you take on the armor of God.
~ Persevere through challenges and obstacles toward healthy, thriving relationships.

Each devotion begins with Scripture along with an encouraging thought for the day and closes with prayer.



What Others Say:

“Gayla Grace supplies exactly what’s needed to encourage and inspire stepfamilies in her devotional, Stepparenting with Grace. Gayla understands what works and what doesn’t work in stepfamilies. She writes in a ‘come alongside’ manner with invaluable advice, much like talking to a wise and trusted friend who has walked in your shoes.”

–Carol Boley, coauthor of But I’m NOT a Wicked Stepmother! Secrets of Successful Blended Families

Stepparenting with Grace is a must-read. Each devotion is designed to strengthen your faith and renew your resolve. It’s realistic, comforting, and inspiring. This book will change the way you look at stepfamily life.”

~Brenda Ockun, publisher of StepMom Magazine

“This book will give you answers to your questions, strength for your soul, and grace for the everyday challenges of stepparenting.”

~Carol Kent, speaker and author of He Holds My Hand


Quiet Moments For The Stepmom Soul

Available on Amazon.

Quiet Moments for Stepmom

Stepmom, are you seeking reassurance for a weary soul? Would you like to experience peace, power and purpose in your everyday life?

In this devotional, Quiet Moments for the Stepmom Soul, three seasoned stepmoms provide 90 days of encouragement, comfort and insight. Laura, Gayla, and Heather offer renewed enthusiasm for today’s stepmoms with real-life anecdotes and practical advice to help you rise above your circumstances.

~ Bolster your confidence in a loving God
~ Fall in love with your husband all over again
~ Demolish self-deprecating stepmom thoughts
~ Explore your worth as the beloved bride of Christ
~ Pray with fervency for your family


What others say:

“Wish you had a support group of stepmoms you could call for encouragement, wisdom, and strength when you need it most? Most stepmoms do. Sitting and talking with trusted friends is ideal, but if you don’t have that this book is the next best thing. Quiet Moments for the Stepmom Soul is your virtual support group with trusted friends. So, grab a cup of coffee and let Gayla, Heather, and Laura share their hearts with you.”

–Ron L. Deal, bestselling author of The Smart Stepfamily and Director of FamilyLife Blended(TM)



Unwrapping The Gift of Stepfamily Peace: A Stepparent’s Guide to Success

Available on Amazon.

Unwrapping The Gift of Stepfamily Peace: A Stepparent's Guide to Success (affiliate)Are you looking for ways to have a peaceful holiday season with your stepfamily? Unwrapping the Gift of Stepfamily Peace: A Stepparent’s Guide To Success is a must read to help you create and experience peace in your heart and in your home this holiday season. This easy to read, Christian based book offers encouragement, practical tips, inspiration and personal stories for stepparents to help them embrace and enjoy the holiday season!

This ultimate guide for stepparents at the holidays is organized by topic and chocked full of practical tips and takeaways. You don’t have time to read a long book this time of year but you do have a few minutes each day to gain valuable tools while feeling inspired, encouraged and supported. The information in this book will give you tangible ways to manage the holidays so the holiday stresses don’t manage you.

Gayla and Heather share personal stories of struggles at the holidays and the lessons learned from them. These authors have a passion for sharing their knowledge and life experiences to empower and encourage you. You are not alone on this stepparenting journey.



Stepping With Purpose
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The book is a collection of personal, real-life stories and struggles from seasoned stepmom authors that are designed to encourage and support you in your journey.




Also on my reading list:

The Smart Stepfamily: Updated and Revised by Ron L. Deal
Called “the best book available for stepfamilies.” Practical information on everyday issues stepfamilies face.

The Courage to Be a Stepmom: Finding Your Place Without Losing Yourself by Sue Patton Thoele
Good insight on struggles stepmoms face and how to set boundaries for yourself

The Smart Stepmom: Practical Steps to Help you Thrive by Ron L. Deal and Laura Petherbridge
Helpful advice for women in the stepmom role

But I’m Not a Wicked Stepmother by Carol Boley and Kathi Lipp

Love and Respect: The Love She Most Desires; the Respect He Desperately Needs by Emerson Eggerichs
A great resource for men and women in marriage

Co-Parenting Works!: Helping Your Children Thrive After Divorce by Tammie Daughtry
Co-parenting strategies to enable successful co-parenting with your ex

The Emotionally Destructive Relationship: Seeing It, Stopping It, Surviving It by Leslie Vernick
Recognizing an emotionally destructive relationship and addressing it with biblical tools

Stepmom Magazine, a monthly, online publication. Helpful information on what’s normal in a stepfamily, how stepfamilies are different, and how to succeed in your stepmom role. Offers great articles and other resources for stepfamilies

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