Resources for Catholic Step Parents and Blended Families:
Catholic Stepmothers, Stepfathers and Stepchildren, we are pleased to provide the following resources to assist you in your parenting vocation and family life. If you would like to recommend an article or link, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions.
- Catholic Digest Article: Where Does Faith Fit in My Blended Family by Gregory K. Popcak, PhD
- Catholic Digest Article: We Have a Blended Family by Bill Dodds
- Steps Towards Success for Step Families by Bill Boomer, Director for the Dept. for Marriage & Family Ministry in the Diocese of Cleveland
- Positive Steps to Take in a Step Family Situation from the Archdiocese of Chicago
A Prayer for Stepfamilies
Blessed are you, God of creation! It is difficult to parent two batches of kids and love them into one family. Look on stepfamilies, Lord. Give them courage to build new relationships, the willingness to adjust to one another’s habits, likes, and dislikes, and an ability to laugh over small things. Bless all the grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins who are coming on board as family. Bless this widening embrace of family with patience, joy and love. Amen.