Stepmoms tend to be the wounded warriors in their families and need understanding, and a safe, non-judgmental space to find support.
40% of all marriages performed every year creates a stepfamily, but do not receive the help needed to navigate and thrive in a family dynamic that is difficult and very different from the traditional family.
Step-couples need conversations to help unpack and understand the dynamics inherit to stepfamily living.
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)
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!
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.