Navigating life in a stepfamily can be difficult. Obviously, it wasn’t in God’s perfect plan, but it may be your reality. In addition to what you would normally need to do to help your kids build strong spiritual foundations, you now have to heal any brokenness and build a strong new family.
I was interested when offered the opportunity to review the new book, Daily Encouragement for the Smart Stepfamily by Ron Deal. The book is organized like a daily devotional book. Each entry is dated and is less than one page in length. Deal covers everything from having kids living in two homes to family pictures.
Some of the advice has a spiritual slant to it while other entries are more practical without any mention of anything that could be called spiritual. The advice itself seems to be practical and helpful. It’s easy to read and understand.