Go Back to Go Forward.
Everyone has something they drag along with them from their family life. It’s being willing to work through that baggage that allows us to grow into the future with Christ. This week we learned that lesson with Joseph– who grew in maturity as he worked out with Yahweh the pain his brothers had caused him. (see Genesis 50)
This week, you’re invited to spend time reflecting on your family of origin. What were/are the relationships like? How might those dynamics have effected you? Use this free genogram resource from Emotionally Healthy Spirituality to get started.
Or, read this story from Jessica about how to keep boundaries with family members whom you also forgive.
To encourage you to a different way of being with your family, there’s this piece on seeing parenting as “The Season of Sowing.”