Stepparenting with Grace: A Devotional for Blended Families

Stepparenting with Grace: A Devotional for Blended Families

by Gayla Grace

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683972686
Publisher: Worthy Publishing
Publication date: 08/07/2018
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 448,709
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author


Gayla Grace is the leader and co-founder of Sisterhood of Stepmoms, a non-profit organization designed to create community and a retreat for stepmothers. She holds a master’s degree in Psychology and Counseling and founded StepparentingWithGrace.com more than a decade ago to offer coaching services, resources, and other encouragement to stepfamilies. Gayla and her husband, Randy, have five children in their blended family, ages sixteen to thirty-two, and reside in Bossier City, Louisiana with an “ours” child still at home. 
 

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

The Calling of a Stepparent 3

Live Fearlessly 5

Character Building Brings Benefits 7

Your Efforts Matter! 9

Loving Your Stepchildren 11

Celebrate the Blessings 13

Perseverance Wins the Prize 15

Let God Heal Your Hurt 17

Change Requires Adjustment 19

The Privilege of a Stepparent 21

The Power of Play 23

Loving a Prodigal 25

It's a Package Deal 27

Your Newfound Normal 29

God's Tender Mercies 31

Sweet Talk Binds Relationships 33

Waiting on God 35

One Day at a Time 37

Humility Encourages Harmony 39

Differences Are Allowed 41

Maturity Required 43

Trusting God 45

Thankfulness Is a Perspective 47

The Price of Forgiveness 49

Painful Transitions 51

The Value of Community 53

Taming the Jealousy Monster 55

Choosing Trust over Fear 57

Great Is Thy Faithfulness 59

How to Respond to Failure 61

The Promise of God's Power 63

Opposing Standards 65

Partnering with God 67

Your Unique Image 69

Victor or Victim? 71

The Power of Boundaries 73

Where to Find Contentment 75

The Value of Self-Control 77

Experiences Change Us 79

A Mutual Child 81

Co-Parenting Success 83

The Stepparent Who Succeeds 85

Opening Your Heart to Extended Family Members 87

Acceptance Is the Answer 89

Taking Care of Yourself 91

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff 93

More Than Conquerors 95

Coping with Difficult People 97

Lighten Up 99

Overcoming Loneliness 101

The Crisis Stage of Remarriage 103

The Value of Traditions 105

Shame Paralyzes 107

El Shaddai: God Almighty 109

Separate Marital and Parenting Issues 111

Behavior That Pleases God 113

Grace Bestows Blessings 115

Prayer Strengthens Us 117

Seize the Moment 119

When a Stepchild Changes Residence 121

It's Okay to Be Different 123

Facing Your Insecurities 125

Your Spouse Needs Grace Too 127

There's Freedom in Boundaries 129

We Serve a God of Order 131

The Value and Vice of Social Media 133

Moving Past Grief 135

The Danger of Regret 137

The Rewards of Your Calling 139

Push Past Your Limit 141

The Value of Humility 143

Let Knowledge Override Your Feelings 145

Faithful Followers Gain a Positive Return 147

Watch Your Self-Talk! 149

Blessings Abound 151

Moving Past Defeat 153

When Grief Strikes 155

Expect the Unexpected 157

Pursue Love 159

The Love of a Grandparent 161

Don't Waste Your Sorrows 163

Sacrifices Count 165

The Tug-of-Loyalty Conflict 167

God's Redeeming Power 169

Relationships Will Disappoint You 171

Your Marriage Counts! 173

The Gift of Flexibility 175

Celebrating Love 177

Seek Him First 179

The Power of Surrender 181

Acknowledgments 183

Endnotes 185

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Stepparenting with Grace: A Devotional for Blended Families 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Author Gayla Grace provides a wonderful new resource for blended families with this devotional! Drawing from her own experiences as a step mom, Gayla uses wisdom and scripture references but most of all, encouragement for step families as she shares what she's learned over the years. Whether you are new to the journey of step parenting, or you've been there a while, this book will be so helpful! It was such a pleasure to read an advanced reader copy of this devotional.
KBurk 10 months ago
I definitely give this devotional FIVE stars! Gayla Grace, a step parent herself offers insight & encouragement for those struggling in a blended family. The Bible verses inspire & remind one to parent with GRACE. I am thankful to have received an advanced reader copy of this book from the publisher.