Letting Go and Letting God
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”! God promises that if you put your trust in Him, you have real hope for a transformed life. And God will walk with you every step of the way.
If you or someone you know is experiencing difficult family dysfunction … struggling to change repeated, painful behavior … let me encourage you to take the following steps:
Ask God to give you eyes to see what you need to see.
Identify which dysfunctional patterns need to change.
Prioritize several achievable action steps that will enable you to move toward emotional health and healing.
Make a “no-turning-back” decision to give up your own unhealthy, immature patterns.
Share your struggle with someone wise, specifically asking that person to hold you accountable.