The Smart Stepmom by Laura Petherbridge
When I do becomes I don't, by Laura Petherbridge
Quiet Moments for the Stepmom Soul by, Laura Petherbridge

Author, Speaker, Life Coach

“Laura Petherbridge tackles today’s complex circumstances with tenacity, wisdom and compassion. She serves couples, women and single adults with teaching on spiritual growth, relationships, stepfamilies, single parenting, divorce prevention, and divorce recovery.”


Free Workshop Offer for Any Church

Who’s Your Daddy?

Lack of trust and a distorted view of God kept Laura on a treadmill of performance, until God’s lavish love broke through her wall of fear. Laura shares, “I let Jesus save my soul, but I wouldn’t let him love me for a long, long time. Fortunately, He rescued me from that broken, wounded condition.” Learn more about the workshop Laura offers to help others break free from such brokenness.


Available for Women or Couples

Life Coaching
Work with Laura to set a goal and then allow her assist you as you work towards that goal. From navigating complex stepfamily issues to spiritual growth assistance to coaching during the painful process of a separation or divorce, Laura’s depth of experience and teaching skills can help guide you towards accomplishing your goals.

What People are Saying

“Laura delivers helpful information and creates an environment within which healing and hope take root. She represents the ministry of Christ so well by delivering truth in the context of God’s amazing grace.”
Pastor Kevin Urichko
Northland Church, Longwood, FL
“In the fourteen years that my wife Beverly and I have known Laura Petherbridge we have witnessed her compassion for those in the midst of separation or divorce. When ‘I Do’ Becomes ‘I Don’t’ offers sound wisdom for the complex financial issues associated with divorce, as well as helpful insights on a variety of other topics. I highly recommend this resource for pastors, leaders, and individuals.
Howard Dayton
Cofounder / Crown Financial Ministries
“Laura's message was fresh, real, uplifting, personal and powerful. Her Scripture selections were insightful and her delivery captivating.”
Sr.Pastor Nick Watson
Bayside Christian Family Church, Brisbane, Australia
“Laura walks the difficult line of speaking truth to everyone she encounters. Her no-pretense style builds trust. I highly recommend her to anyone.”
Pastor Chris Huff
12 Stone Church, Lawrenceville, GA
“From her own experiences she weaves a tapestry of honesty, transparency, and vulnerability sewn together with love, truth and grace.”
Pastor Scott Smith
Lakewood Baptist Church, Gainesville, GA
“Laura is a wise woman with dynamic words to share to the heart of your group”
Linda Evans Shepherd
Author, Speaker
“With a heartfelt testimony and a genuine care for others Laura shared her gripping and powerful message of God's love with my congregation. It's what people need to hear about the Lord!"
Sr. Pastor Troy Beer
Riverside Community Church, Oueensland, Australia
“She’s both information and entertaining. There’s no doubt about it: she talks the talk...she walks the walk.”
Eva Marie Everson
Author, Speaker, Teacher / Pen In Hand, Inc.
“Laura Petherbridge is like a rocket. She warms up softly and gradually with her audience and then is a missile of fervency and passion. With humor, authenticity, compassion, and candor from her own personal experience, Laura speaks (as she has written) with tremendous insight and credibility. She is uniquely adept at offering comfort and encouragement to the wounded, as well challenging the unhealthy attitudes and behavior of those stuck in dysfunction.”
Pastor Ramon Presson
Brentwood Baptist Church, Nashville, TN
“Laura provides time-tested, biblical principles for life’s challenges. Her dramatic examples, illustrated from her own life, took me from laughter to tears. She encourages the spirit and gives a renewed hope.”
Thomas Whiteman, PhD – President
Fresh Start Seminars, Paoli, PA

The Smart Stepmom – Interview

Moira Brown speaks with Laura Petherbridge about the struggle of being a step parent in todays blended families.

Part One, Two and Three


Engaging! Down-to-Earth! Sincere! These are the words listeners use to describe Laura’s events.  Whether it be a brief luncheon, or a full retreat learn how to host Laura at your event.

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Laura writes and speaks from her heart, compassion and experience. With a no nonsense and practical format she offers resources that tackle today’s hurts and issues.

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Life Coaching

Laura offers 1 hour life coaching sessions for women and couples on issues related to marriage, divorce, and stepfamilies.

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Laura has been offered the great opportunity to be featured on various TV and radio programs. The hosts are names you can trust.

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