God promises that if you follow His truths for wholeness, you will have a transformed life. Through the power of Christ, the dysfunctional family patterns of your past can be healed in the present, offering you hope for the future. Don’t be a prisoner of your past. Find your way out of the darkness. Through the power of Christ in you, let your past be past and press on to a future filled with hope.
What happens when those grown children can’t or don’t want to come home for the holidays? How well I remember the year when my own precious mother faced the potential of an empty Thanksgiving nest . . . and the life-changing lesson I learned from her.
Sometimes it’s hard to admit, but if we honestly evaluate the emotional and psychological well-being of our families, most of us would find patterns of dysfunction -- some more apparent than others. Whether it’s an unethical parent or grandparent, an inappropriate uncle or aunt, a toxic sister or brother, our families often repeat destructive patterns for generations ... draining the “fun” out of “Dysfunctional”!