Jere and Laurie Short

Laurie is a speaker, author, and stepmom. She has been in various forms of ministry for thirty years and is currently serving on the teaching team at Oceanhills Covenant Church in Santa Barbara. She is the author of numerous books like 40 Verses to Ignite Your Faith, and more than a dozen books for youth and youth workers. Her latest is Grace-Filled Stepparenting: Help and Hope for this Unique and Loving Role.

Jere has been a stepchild, stepfather, biological father, and single dad. You might say he has a rather unique view on what a "blended family" can look like. Jere is a Computer System Specialist Supervisor for the Santa Barbara County Police Department.

Jere and Laurie married 11 years ago and live in Santa Barbara, CA with their son.

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Hope to break your blended family's invisible walls? Author Laurie Polich Short & husband Jere offer ideas from the path to doggedly love their stepfamily. View Show Notes →
Stepparenting is a marathon, not a sprint. And getting to the finish line with strong relatiomships requires a lot of grace, personal strength, and wisdom. Listen to Ron Deal talk with Jere and Laurie Short on this important topic. View Show Notes →