Stepfamilies: Why They Don’t Work takes a very personal in-depth look at one person’s story in what should be our closest relationships. Family. Entering any stepfamily relationship can be daunting. It is not a decision to be taken lightly. This book uncovers the foundation for jumping in, staying put, or getting out. What is biblical and what is legalistic? Our God is a God of grace, not condemnation. Sometimes we are fooled by those people we trust most.