Stepmoms tend to be the wounded warriors in their families. They need understanding, and a safe, non-judgmental space in which they can find support.
40% of all marriages performed every year creates a stepfamily. Most of those new couples do not receive the help needed to navigate and thrive in a family dynamic that is difficult, and very different from a conventional family.
Step-couples need help unpacking and understanding the subtleties and undercurrents in blended family life.
Sanity was started to be the help
I needed when I became a stepmom. Our mission is to Equip, Encourage & Empower
stepmoms to flourish in their roles without losing their minds.
"Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life."
- Psalm 143:8 (NIV)
The Journey to
April 8, 2008 I went from being a divorced mother of one to a wife with 4 children. To prepare for our impending marriage we read books, participated in pre-marital counseling and prayed. A lot! Still I was not as prepared for the dynamics of stepfamily life as I thought. I looked for community, for help, but could not find either, especially in my Christian circles. Eventually the Lord led me to get specific training in stepfamily dynamics which I thought He would use to help my family go from blended to bonded. He did, but little did I know He would later instruct me to help other stepmoms. After much prayer, and big gulps, Stepmom Sanity was born.
When you really think about it, our stories aren’t so different from one another’s. Like many of you I’m a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, teammate, volunteer, and on it goes.
I was married for 17 years then divorced. I am happily remarried (since 2008) to my best friend, who also happened to have been my friend in high school and college.
I am the biological mom of an amazingly gifted, intelligent and beautiful young lady. When my husband and I married, I was blessed with two additional remarkable daughters and a wonderful son; all of whom have enriched my life in ways too numerous to list.
Most importantly, I am a beloved, redeemed daughter of the Most High God, His treasured possession and the delight of His heart.
I love living this kind of life!