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Flawed Families & the Dreaded Christmas Gathering

If you have a love/hate relationship with your family during the holiday family gatherings then this might help.  Tim Lane has an insightful and practical article on dealing with family dysfunction and trouble – especially as you gather together for those necessary yet difficult family times around Christmas.  Family Feuds:  How to Respond by Tim Lane

Be sure to read page two of the article for a fuller description of these practical strategies for change:

  1. Pray for your family.
  2. Open up lines of communication.
  3. Ask for forgiveness.
  4. Don’t take sides and be drawn into new family feuds.
  5. Don’t take on the role of advising your parents on how to parent your siblings.
  6. Be creative in how you spend your time together.
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