Are you a step dad or do you have a step dad?
These step dad quotes will help you appreciate your blended family even more.
Raising children is no easy feat.
But it takes someone special to lovingly raise a child that is not of their own blood.
It takes a great deal of compassion, commitment, and patience to step into an existing family and into the role of step dad.
What makes a blended family special?
Many challenges come with being a part of a blended family.
It can be a difficult transition for everyone involved, especially if the family you are entering has experienced pain from a breakup or death.
It is important for everyone involved to know that the role of the stepdad is not replacing dad, but it is a whole new and equally important role in the family dynamic.
Below is our collection of inspirational, wise, and special step dad quotes and sayings, collected from a variety of sources over the years.
Important Step dad quotes
1. “No man stands taller than when he stoops to help a child.” — Abraham Lincoln
2. “The power of a dad in a child’s life is unmatched.” — Justin Ricklefs
3. “Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first.” — Matthew L. Jacobson
4. “The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.” — Antoine-Francois Prevost
5. “Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” — Michael J. Fox
6. “My Stepdad may not have given me life, but he sure has made my life better.” — Gerardo Campbell
7. “I got my love of jazz from my stepfather, who was a jazz musician.” — Flea
8. “Any man can help make a child, but it takes a special man to help raise a child.” — Tony Gaskins
9. “Any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad.” — Anne Geddes
10. “It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.” — Anne Sexton
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Quotes about being a step dad
11. “When my dad passed away, I felt depressed and miserable. But then another angel came in my life. He gave me all his love, care and affection. He never asked me to forget my dad, but he helped to get me through his memories. No, he’s not my boyfriend. He’s my stepdad.” — Ruhforsoul
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12. “It takes a strong man to accept somebody else’s children and step up to the plate another man left on the table.” — Ray Johnson
13. “Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that’s why I call you dad, because you are so special to me. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right.” — Wade Boggs
14. “He adopted a role called being a father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a protector.” — Tom Wolfe
15. “Step-parenting is like working at a late-night convenience store…all of the responsibility and none of the authority.” — Valerie J. Lewis Coleman
16. “A Dad is one who is always there can always be counted on always has time, always encouraging, that is you Dad.” — C. Lynch
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17. “Becoming a father is a challenge to any man’s psyche and there is a fundamental reorganization that you cannot avoid when you begin this journey.” — Bruce Linton
18. “Who cares if another woman or man loves your child, plays with your child, or builds a healthy relationship with your child — either way your child is benefiting.” — Jessica James
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Step dad quotes about commitment
19. “Family isn’t defined only by last names or by blood; it’s defined by commitment and by love.” — Dave Willis
20. “Any fool can have a child. That doesn’t make you a father. It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.” — Barack Obama
21. “My mom is my heart. But my stepdad was my role model, the hardest working man I ever knew.” — Brian Urlacher
22. “If you are a stepparent, rush right out and get yourself a dog. Because it’s very nice to have someone in the house that loves you.” — Delia Ephron
23. “Stepparents are not around to replace a biological parent, rather to augment a child’s life experience.” — Azriel Johnson
24. “Lookin’ back all I can say about all the things he did for me is I hope I’m at least half the dad that he didn’t have to be.” — Brad Paisley
25. “Step-parenting and being a stepsibling presents a lot of exciting opportunities. When families break up and re-form, there may be less order, less certainty, and a bit more trauma involved, but kids can end up having half-a-dozen parent figures.” — Morris Gleitzman
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Did these step dad quotes warm your heart?
Whether you created your children, or if you joined up with them later in life, it’s hard to be a parent.
But it can also be pretty dang wonderful.
Whenever you’re having a tough day or if you think you may not have it in you to be a good parent, return to these step dad quotes and remember how important being a stepdad is.
Let these quotes remind you that nobody is perfect and that you are doing your best.
Your kids will appreciate your effort and will see you for the amazing dad that you are.
Do you appreciate these step dad quotes and sayings?
Do you have a special story to share about your blended family?
Let us know in the comment section below.
August 11, 2022 5:00 AM EST