Grace-Filled Stepparenting

Stepparenting Is Hard…but It Can Also Be Richly Rewarding Stepparenting can sometimes feel like an overwhelming and thankless challenge. Loving and caring for children who aren’t biologically yours means having to earn trust, establish authority, and often put your own needs aside in favor of your stepchild’s well-being or a birth parent’s wishes. But here’s the good news: With some expert guidance and God’s help, you can have tremendous influence in your stepchild’s life and grow in your faith along the way. Seasoned stepmom Laurie Polich Short understands and empathizes with the difficult job you face. Drawing on extensive research, biblical teaching, and her own real-life experience (including an insightful chapter cowritten with her stepson, Jordan), Laurie provides practical and spiritual advice to help you fully embrace and succeed in your role as stepparent. Whether you are about to become a stepparent or are further along on your journey, this compassionate and insightful resource offers the hope, help, and encouragement you’ve been looking for. This book is a grace-filled gift. In blended families, possessiveness divides while grace connects. Reading Grace-filled Stepparenting feels like sitting with a wise friend who is gently leading you through the unknown into connection. Laurie Polich Short will help you find grace for your home. --Ron Deal, bestselling author of The Smart Stepfamily, coauthor of Building Love Together in Blended Families, and director of FamilyLife Blended(R) This book is filled with hope and practical wisdom by a woman who has lived out these principles in her own journey. I've known Laurie most of her adult life, and I find her, like this book, refreshingly authentic. She is a wonderful communicator and a great storyteller with truth and lots of grace. --Jim Burns, president, HomeWord, author of The Purity Code and Doing Life with Your Adult Children: Keep Your Mouth Shut and the Welcome Mat Out
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  • Author: Laurie Polich Short