I've been a step-dad for about 5 months now, (15 and 19 yr old girls). I have no kids of my own, so it's very challenging, at 46, going from zero to teen. The main issue I struggle with is their real dad. He is not a good person, and treated my wife very badly while they were married. I can't go into the specifics, but let's just say it has brought out the Pitbull in me. Even though he claims Christianity, and even plays on his church worship team, he leads a very immoral life. His real "god" is money, and he never seems to pass up an opportunity to try to "cheap out" on things and leave us to pick up the pieces and soothe the wounds he causes in the girls. Every emotion this brings out in me is so contrary to being Christ-like, and the lack of legal avenues as a remedy only lends to the frustration. I would really appreciate some input from other step-dads.