Author Cheryl Bolen & The Dilemma of Stepmothers — 22 Comments

  1. Im not sure what happened to my previous post but please enter me in the drawing. I’m not a step mother or a step daughter but am eager to read this book.
    arieljo12 at hotmail dot com

  2. Well I am not a step Mom or step kid, but I was adopted, so I think I can relate, at least a little 🙂

    My sentiment on adoption is that it’s very special. Seriously, ADOPT MORE KIDS! We need a second chance!

    I’d love to be entered in the giveaway! 🙂

    You can contact me at:


  3. I’m not a step-mother or step-daughter but I agree when they have a more obstacles to face.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win Marriage of Inconvenience and for hosting this giveaway. I am eager to read this book!

    arieljo12 (at) hotmail (dot)com

  4. I had ‘several’ step-mothers, yes my dad remarried at least 5 times, non of them were mean, but I didn’t live with them either.

    I also had one step-dad, lol, and he was more like a father to me than my own dad was. I think his kids were jealous of that, but their mother wouldn’t really allow them to have a relationship with him after their divorce. My mom didn’t meet him until after they’d been divorced for some time, so that had nothing to do with it.

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway.


  5. I became a stepmother to my husband’s adult children 5 1/2 years ago. It’s been an interesting journey. I’m sure it’s a great deal different than having younger step-children but it is challenging all the same. I would love to win a copy of the book.

  6. I’m not a stepchild but I have several friends who are. Some didn’t really care for their step parent and some got along great with them. I think it all comes down to the actual people and the family dynamics.

  7. I am a step-grandmother. I have two step-grandchidlren ages 11 and 12. My daughter is the step-mother. She just gave us a baby last Oct. too. She has fought tooth and toenail to remove the children from a burglery ring. She got their father full custody. We love them as much as newest granddaughter and other grandchildren. The hardest part is when the father accuses us of not loving them the same as the baby. They are older and they actually get more. We love them all.

  8. I am not a stepmother but a stepaunt though in our family – when you marry us, you’re one of us! There’s no ‘step’ involved. I have 4 adopted kids & my inlaws & outlaws see no difference in them and the others.

    Sounds like a wonderful story to get into!

  9. I am neither a step-mother or step-child, but I have known many wonderful step mothers who understand that the children have a mother and don’t try to take over that spot in their lives. I also know many step-mothers who have tried to get along with the children in the house, but the children never allow it it happen.

  10. Dana, I love to hear heartwarming stories like yours. How lucky you are to have five children! I wish every stepmother would hear the Lord’s call to love their stepchildren children as their own. Thanks for visiting.

  11. I am a stepmother have been for 25 years ,When my husband and I got married 25years ago he had a daughter at the time 10 Mendy and a son 5 Robbie and I had a son who was 4 Nicholas .Then we had 2 sons to together Joshua and Micah .The Children are now 35,31,30,24,and 14 .I have always treated his children as my own no different than I did my own flesh and blood that is the way God wanted me to do it .Now after all these years I still treat them like my own if I need to give them advice I do it just like I would my own children .Was there rough time of course but only because natural mom did not us to be close .My husband daughter wil tell people that I am her mom and that I have taught and help her through many things .Blessings and thank you for the contest .Dana Wilkerson Spille

  12. I am neither a step-parent nor a step-child. This story sounds great. I loved reading part of the book blurb – When the daughter tries to poison her siblings, Rebecca prays that the Lord help her love the daughter as much as she loves the young lad who calls her “Mother.” – inspiring.

  13. I am a step child. My step father is a wonderful man. He treats me more like his daughter than my own father does. I’m glad my mom found a wonderful man to take care of her.

  14. Hello Cheryl, Love this type of book and I have to tell you I am a step Mom, I married my husband late in life -2nd marriage for us both. I have two sons and he a daughter and two sons. they were all grown and lot of problems at first -I would say after 25 yrs of marriage they accept me and we get along pretty good now. I have always treated them same as my own and think that helps.
    Thanks to Lyn for bringing you over today, good to see ya both here.
    Paula O(

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