The story of Christ’s birth in Bethlehem is re-told in churches around the world every Christmas.
Yet it is often overlooked that for one man, it must have been a time of emotional turmoil.
Joseph, the carpenter, had had to swallow the bitter pill of finding out that Mary, his fiancee, was pregnant before their wedding.
And the child, according to the gospel accounts, was not his.
Today, step-parenting has become far more common.
But does that make it any easier to bring up another man’s child?
And are the story and attitude of Joseph any help to stepfathers today?
Neil Nunes meets stepfathers from Zimbabwe and Britain to
Check it out on the BBC Web Site.
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