Step Parenting with Grace Book Review
I was sent “Step Parenting with Grace” written by Gayla Grace to read and review. The author herself is a veteran stepmom, and she wrote this book of devotions to offer peace when your blended family demands start to get overwhelming.
I am not a stepparent. When I was, I wasn’t the best stepmom. My ex-husband wasn’t really involved in his daughter’s life. I was in my early 20’s. I figured, “that’s his daughter so it’s on him.” Looking back, I should have made sure that I was more involved with my kids to make my stepdaughter feel welcomed and included. It’s hard for me to even admit that.
I signed up for this promotion thinking I may be a stepparent again one day. My children have had a few stepmoms. I’ve remained distant from the stepmoms as well. To me, it’s nothing personal. My children are old enough now that if they have an issue, they can speak up about it to their dad. One of my daughters is grown, and other is pretty close. Lord knows I’m not the master of relationships myself. I have just become content with my solitude.
But, this book does address most of the things I feel when I think about the kind of stepmom I was. There are devotions on Loving a Prodigal, Forgiveness, One Day at a Time, Maturity Required, Taking Care of Yourself and more.
If you are a stepparent, I do recommend this book. It’s our job are parents to ensure our children grow up happy and secure in knowing that they are loved, by everyone. I just wish I would have read this book 15+ years ago.
You can find it here on Amazon.