A little bit more about me...

Emily Jordan lives in the Midwest with her husband and little watchdog, Buster. She is the proud stepmom of a kind young man.
 Her love for her family has developed into a passion for stepmoms and blended family ministry.

The Joyful Stepmom was founded in 2013 as a Facebook group for prayer and encouragement. A website and Local Chapters followed soon after. The Local Chapters Leadership Guide is available on Amazon Kindle. Her books The Blended Family Devotional for Couples and Questions for Christian Couples Journal were published by Rockridge Press in 2022. Beyond ministry, Emily works as a freelance content writer and in remote assistant roles. 

Emily spoke at the 2020 Stepmom Connection, Childless Stepmom Event with Laura Petherbridge , Faithful Friday with Angel Blue and virtual Masterclass with the Not Just a Stepmom private membership community. You can also catch Emily on the Stepmom Sanity podcast or Restored and Remarried.

Once asked, "When he turns 18, will you stop doing The Joyful Stepmom?" Emily responded, "On some levels, I feel the work has only begun.
We must pave the way for those stepmoms who come after us. We must share the love of Christ with the younger families.
But we must also encourage those seasoned stepmoms who are in the trenches with us now."

Emily served two terms on the Advisory Board for Stepfamily Systems Co-Parenting Center and as a Contributing Writer for Better Than Blended. The Joyful Stepmom participated with Bible Gateway's Blogger Grid for three years. Emily served a 2 year term with her local Homeowners Association Board in the position of Marketing and Social Media. She is a Facebook Power Admin - North America.

Emily has been featured on Migraine.com, Natural Health Ezine, Mamapedia, Mentoring Moments for Christian Women.  She was a contributor to Prairie Light Review, Orchard Press Mysteries and Taproot collections. She received an award from Poetry.com: 2007 Editors Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry. Emily served for several years in small group women’s ministry and led her local MOPS childcare for a season.