We are excited to invite Lauren Reitsema, author and esteemed speaker, to share her new book In Their Shoes with us. In her book, Lauren challenges us to look at divorce, remarriage, and blended families from a child’s perspective.
While every stepparent/stepchild relationship is unique, there are certain experiences and reactions that are common among children as they adapt to their changing families. The relational struggles are probably not because of your personality or something you’ve done wrong, however, but simply because of the position you hold. Lauren Reitsema’s stories, research, and first-hand experiences will help you better understand your child’s mindset as he or she navigates this new family dynamic. Reitsema carefully explains these themes and offers practical ideas that will help you cultivate authentic connections.
Divorce, remarriage, and blending of new families is challenging for every member of your family. But when children are involved, there is a temptation to think, “They are young, they will adjust.” It’s true that kids tend to be resilient, but in this conversation, Pastor Dave Carl and Lauren offer us the opportunity to see things from a child’s perspective.
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Lauren Reitsema is Vice President of Strategy and Communications at The Center for Relationship Education and has been a featured speaker at FamilyLife’s Blended Summit and Blended and Blessed conferences. Lauren’s interest in relationship education began when her parents divorced after almost twenty years of marriage. She has been speaking professionally on relationship skills to youth, adults, and corporate teams for more than fifteen years. She and her husband, Josh, love adventuring with their three children in Colorado.