Is Your Family System Dysfunctional?

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 – Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body. There are three layers to a family system. First, there … Read more

Is Your Family Emotionally Healthy?

Genesis 1:27 – So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. People, including yourself, are not just individuals but individuals in relationship. Your relationships, starting with your family, mark and shape you in good and bad ways. You cannot really know … Read more

How Do You Have Healthy Extended Family?

Colossians 3:12-13 – Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Family.  Few words elicit as many memories and emotions … Read more

Did You Marry Your Spouse or Their Family?

Genesis 2:24 (KJV) – Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. Some years ago, we needed some woodwork done at our home and hired a craftsman for the job. He was a very nice, social extrovert with a big smile. … Read more

Does Your Family Have Family Meetings?

1 Thessalonians 2:11-12 – For you know how, like a father with his children, we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.  Pastoring a flock is a lot like parenting a family. As a … Read more

Did Jesus have family drama?

Jude 1a – Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James… In a book I wrote a few years ago called Spirit-Filled Jesus, I explain saying, “Beyond a few of their names, we know very little about Jesus’ brothers and sisters except for His half-brothers James and Jude. Although he was Jesus’ brother (Matt. … Read more