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This is an open forum for any Christian who is struggling with the challenges and celebrating the joys of being "another mom" to someone else's kids.

I am married to a man who was married before, and had one daughter within that marriage. He and his ex-wife divorced when she was under 2, and I met him a year and a half later.

I love him and believe that God meant for us to be together. I didn't realize how much He was going to ask me to grow, though, by giving me a stepdaughter and an ex-wife!

My SD is now 9 and I have two boys of my own, ages 2 and 6 months.

Please post your story and how we can support you in your current situation. Please support others in their laughter and tears.

Please keep in mind that this is meant to be a place of welcome and support, not to disparage others, including bio-moms!

Thanks ... looking forward to talking!
by on May. 6, 2007 at 8:05 PM
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by New Member on Oct. 30, 2013 at 12:19 AM
This is my very first time using this board. This is also the first Christian board I have seen. I am 25 and am recently engaged to a divorced man who is 34 with an almost 12 year old daughter. My to-be step daughter is an amazing kid! I have been really struggling with the reality of what being a step mom and second wife entails. I've spent many tearful, angry, lonely, and frightened days thinking about this lately. Most of the the things I have seen on the internet while trying to educate myself have been very negative and discouraging. It is a true blessing to find this
group and to hear a hopeful and supportive message from Christian women. I look forward to being a part of this group. Thank you!
by New Member on Apr. 9, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Hello...I'm so excited to have found this group! Thank you for starting it. I married DH 2 1/2 years ago, and have two wonderful SD's ages 5 +7. The bio parents split about 6 months prior to DH and I meeting. We married 3 months after meeting, and he's wonderful... man of my dreams. I relocated (across the country) when we married. The relationship with BM is very tense, she seems very angry and bitter. DH and I would like a good relationship with her for the sake of the children (and also for the sake of stress levels), but it just is not possible right now. Hopefully, with time. Needless to say, the transition has been challenging, but with God's help miraculous. Just reading posts with other stepmoms helps a bunch, thanks! 

by New Member on Oct. 15, 2015 at 11:46 PM
Today was a rough day. As I was sitting at the amusement park feeling extremely frustrated with the kids I googled step mom support and cafe mom came up. I have not logged onto this site in a while. I found this group. Christian Stepmoms. Ladies I have been reading in this group and I am absolutely loving it. Some of you have touched my heart already, thank you. I am a mom to my 3 daughters and one step son. I have been married for a bit more than a year. I struggle with my step son. I feel like he does not have any respect for me, i am just someone who is atound to do his laundry, cook and clean. I do not get a long with his mom. She is jehova witness and has very different beliefs. It hurts so much watching ss go back and forth with 50/50 custody. He seems to have two very different set of rules. I feel like I am trying to love and show him I care for him but then when I feel the disrespect I hurt and want to pull away. If I don't care then maybe I will not hurt. Ugh!!! My feelings get hurt so easily. I feel super sensitive about things. This tears me down emotionally. I am so glad to have found this group. I am looking forward to sharing and supporting here.
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