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(Dys)function and Family: Holiday Guilt Trips

Holidays have always been challenging as families from divergent views try to gather around one table and reconnect. Now, in our deeply polarized political environment in which most of us only expose ourselves to media that confirms our biases, even people with DNA and history in common find one another to be so profoundly “other” that they can barely tolerate one another.

Perhaps this is a time when we can come down off of the chair we normally stand on for our prophetic proclamations to give the gift of patience and tolerance to one another, hoping that we can give our family members the room to grow that we were given before our awareness began to foster change in us.

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