Pretending that things were/are better than they are isn’t good. Neither is holding onto failure, hurt and disappointment. There is a healthy way to acknowledge brokenness while finding a way forward to a healthy future.
Move Past the Past
Week 4 Message
June 9, 2019 • Rusty Coram
Every family’s got em. Those things that everyone knows about, but no one talks about. We all have a family issue (or two…or seven) that tends to make a mess of things. It’s like there’s this giant elephant in the family room that nobody wants to acknowledge. Is this just the way things are or is there something better?
One Family Member Too Many
May 19, 2019 • Rusty Coram
Ignoring, hiding or pretending that a problem doesn’t exist doesn’t change the reality of it. In fact, it makes it worse. There are elephants in our homes that have been around so long they’ve become like a member of the family. But elephants aren’t good in our homes. They trample all over things, they make a mess, and they smell bad.
On the Same Wavelength
May 26, 2019 • Rusty Coram
Research and life experience tell us that family problems are made significantly worse by poor and unhealthy communication. In some cases it’s a lack of talking, while in others it’s only a one-way transmission. The good news is we can learn new habits to help us tune into the same frequency.