Family dysfunction is a serious problem that can negatively effect
the basic needs, peace of mind, stress levels, sanity, health and well being
of the family members.
Conflicts, turmoil, rivalries, misbehavior, neglect, and/or abuse
tend to be endless... and for some it has become their new normal.
Family dysfunction can be any condition that interferes
with healthy family functioning.
Although most regard family as their most gratifying aspect of life,
many regard it as their most perplexing and tormenting.
A dysfunctional family is a family in which conflict,
bad behavior (faulty disciplinary methods), unaddressed family issues,
manipulation, neglect (ignoring the needs and feelings of members),
physical, sexual, verbal, and emotional abuse takes place regularly
and influences others to adjust to... and/or go along with such reckless,
For some, dysfunctional families have become
the breeding place for abuse and neglect.
Dysfunctional and abusive homes make heavy, gloomy,
and oppressive the atmosphere of their own homes.
In dysfunctional homes there is little or no relational connection,
a lack of communication, little or no quality time together,
no respect for one another, no boundaries,
there are emotional and physical scars, a lack of nurturing,
and little to no encouragement.
Most families have periods of time where healthy functioning is
challenged by stressful circumstances (death in the family, a parent's
serious illness, etc.). Healthy families tend to return to normal functioning
after the crisis is over. Conversely, in dysfunctional families...
problems tend to be unleashed and ever present.
Dysfunctional families, left to themselves, can produce
Dysfunction can and will eventually have an adverse effect
on our beliefs, personal values, nervous system,
relationships, habits, and adult life, to name a few.
These adverse effects can extend into our society...
causing our society to become, harmfully, contaminated.
WHAT GOES WRONG IN DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES?
It is possible, the more acquainted one becomes with a person,
the more one knows about his or her shortcomings and,
hence, the easier it is to dislike that person.
There are people whose desire and aim is to scheme, take, wreak havoc,
cause pain, excommunicate family members, and outright destroy relationships.
In this instance, they are my family members
and/or their small circle of friends.
The family's rejection of Jesus is echoed in John 7:5, where we read
that Jesus' brothers did not believe in Him.
At first they may have taken to Him, and embraced Him as the Messiah,
and expected He would set up a temporal Kingdom; in which
they might hope, on account of their relation to Him, according to
the flesh to enjoy great honors and privileges; but finding that
Jesus was not inclined to anything of that nature,
and talked in a quite different way, they grew sick of Him,
and rejected Him, as the Messiah.
So, little regard is to be had, or confidence placed,
in carnal descent from, or alliance to the best of men.
The point is... these people did not know Jesus.
“If the world hates you, know that it has hated Me before it hated you.
If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own;
but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world,
therefore the world hates you.
Remember the word that I said to you:
'A servant is not greater than his Master.’
If they persecuted Me,
they will also persecute you.”