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Keller: Putting the ‘fun’ in dysfunctional helps us solve problems

Do you know any families that are dysfunctional?  If you answer no, your family is most probably dysfunctional.

Years ago, my daughter, Ronny, and I were discussing our family and admitted that we were dysfunctional.  Shortly after that she said, “But the good news is, we put the “fun” in dysfunctional. ” With that we laughed and said that helps us to be less dysfunctional than most families.

This past Sunday, the sermon at church was about dysfunctional families. The pastor started with this quote by Greg Surratt, Author and Pastor: “Families are not dysfunctional because they have problems; they became dysfunctional when they don’t do anything about their problems.”

All families have issues, but no matter how dysfunctional, no matter how broken, no matter how far estranged our family is, God refuses to give up on us.

As Christians, we are invited in a new family – the family of God.  In God’s family, we continue to have issues, but we have support from other Christians and get direction from God on how to solve our problems. Dysfunctional families outside of God’s family and the relationship of believers will continue to be unable to function normally.

I thank God that our family realizes that the “fun” in dysfunctional helps us to solves our problems.

If you have any questions, or comments, please write to Harold Keller at Get High on Life, P.O. Drawer U, Reserve, LA 70084, call 985-652-8477, or e-mail hkeller@comcast.net.