Heather Hetchler knows that it’s hard not to take it personally when your stepchildren don’t embrace you the way you would like despite your best efforts to love them. She encourages stepmoms to meet stepkids where they are, and remember that they are struggling with their own pain. It’s also important that you find a way to get connected to other stepmoms–you’ll find you’re not alone in the challenges you face. And for more equipping and encouragement, join us in Washington, D.C., in October for Blended and Blessed, hosted by FamilyLife Blended.