The effort to lump stepfamilies at church with biological families may have noble motivations. But it often leaves stepfamilies feeling unloved and unseen.
Another friend called to tell me his wife filed for divorce. He’s devastated, yet ready to move on. I listened and wondered what my divorcing friend needs.
Christian stepfamily adults are often caught in a holding pattern around God and His church, unable to touch down in His love.
While attempting to combine a new stepfamily, John and Diane were once again trying to accept the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Only their church wouldn't accept them.
If churches are going to remain strong, they must intentionally work to build smart stepfamilies.
FamilyLife Blended™ is passionate about helping stepfamilies succeed.
The core method of stepfamily ministry is starting a class or small group of couples who come together to study and support one another.