Ep. 48 – Rachel Scott; Blended Families, Brokenness, & Authenticity
Rachel Scott of Better Than Blended works with couples who are blending families together after divorce, death, and adoption. Rachel knows from experience (from growing up in a blended family and being a parent of one) that it takes a lot of intention and humility to go from brokenness to unity. It’s easy to feel rejected by step-kids, but as she learned to focus on the kids’ needs instead of what her role as step-mom “should” be, she found that trust began to develop. She has seen laughter in her new family and they take regular family days to continue to invest in relationships. She encourages families in the process of blending to pursue authenticity, keep their marriage the priority, and remember that these challenges are temporary.
Check out Rachel’s book, Better Than Blended:
Rachel’s answers to the fun questions:
- What are you loving right now? Getting to do the everyday things with the kids (and without exhaustion) because she gets to work from home
- What’s your favorite food/meal/snack? Sweet potato pie
- What are you doing to take care of yourself? Reading. Specifically, The Magnolia Story and Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus
- What are you doing to be brave? Connecting with people she wouldn’t normally talk to
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NOTE: Sucker Punched is the podcast formerly known as Stories of Unfolding Grace