Surviving Family Gatherings

As the holidays approach, troubled families will gather together to spend time together. Will the celebrations be happy or horrid?

Unfortunately, dysfunctional relational dynamics often magnify themselves during holiday settings. Can one really win in such scenarios?  If one attends the dysfunctional gatherings, one must ‘stomach’ the chaos. If one declines to attend the celebration, he or she is branded as ‘uncommitted’ or ‘distant.’

What is the best alternative for self/spouse/family in such unhealthy extended family dynamics?  To attend or not to attend the event is the question. Here is a link (although I would have chosen a different article title, void of family wearing santa hats) that will hopefully shed light on the subject:

Readers, make your best decision, prayerfully, and don’t look back. Peace supersedes celebration.



About Our Dark Night of the Soul: Finding Solace Through Suffering

Our Dark Night of the Soul: Finding Solace Through Suffering shares the true story about a sudden family tragedy. As author of the book to be published in the summer of 2014, the true account tells of my sister being rear ended by a drunk driver. She barely survives the high speed crash being left to live as a quadriplegic. Written from a brother's perspective, the manuscript shares the heartfelt story of ongoing physical and emotional pain experienced by both victim and family. Only through God's grace can a family survive such a tragedy!
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