A Father's Love for a Son with Special Needs - A Conversation with Steve Demme


Marriage can be difficult under any circumstances, but adding a child with special needs adds a whole new level of challenges.  In this wide-ranging conversation, Steve Demme shares his passion for helping build strong marriages, but particularly wants to offer help and hope to fathers, and even more specifically, to fathers of children with special needs. Steve’s special relationship to his son, Johnny (who has Down Syndrome) shines through in this transparent interview, and offers help and hope not only to fathers, but to anyone who longs to know God as Daddy.

Steve Demme's Bio

Steve and his wife Sandra have been married since 1979. They have been blessed with four sons, three lovely daughters-in-law, and three special grandchildren. Their fourth son John has Down Syndrome and lives with them in Lititz, PA.

Steve has served in full or part time pastoral ministry for many years after graduating from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and has served on the board of Joni and Friends Eastern PA. He is the creator of Math-U-See and the founder of Building Faith Families. Steve, you have a long list of credentials but I bet that at the top of your list is marriage to Sandra and parenting your children. Thank you for your willingness to share your story today.