Surviving Thanksgiving – how to to get along better with some certain someone in your family

In just 2 days, families and friends will be joining together to celebrate and give thanks.

What a fantastically fun time, right??

Well, maybe not. 

Maybe there’s a family feud. Maybe there’s that person that gets on your everlasting nerve. Maybe there’s drama drama drama.

No family is perfect and if someone claims to have the perfect family, well, they are probably the CRAZIEST one in the bunch! Hahah!

Surviving Thanksgiving – Starr’s Tip #2

How to get along better with some certain someone in your family =>

My friend Gary Morland shared an email a few weeks ago that gives 10 Building Blocks to Family Peace. This is soooo good, y’all! Gary graciously said I could share his peace plan with you here today. Take it away, Gary!


So you want to get along better with some certain someone in your family.

Maybe there’s a bit of a grudge or you’ve cold-shouldered each other for years.

Or you just don’t get each other.

Maybe it’s worse than that. 😦

Or maybe you just want to spread a little peace and grace in your family.

And Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming up.

I can think of ten building blocks that contribute to family peace:

1 Get your peace right
2 Accept your acceptance from God
3 Accept others as they are
4 Release your relationships and results to God
5 Be curious about them to show you care
6 Embrace God's agenda for them, not your agenda
7 Cooperate with what God is up to with them
8 Model what you want to see
9 Encourage more than you correct or criticize
10 Be God's access to your family to do them good

Which one or more of those has God made you already good at?

Which ones would it be easy for you to major on this holiday season in your family and with that “certain you-know-who?”

It will take you about 5 minutes to get some clarity on that.

And you’ll probably be picturing someone’s face along with your special building block 🙂

It’s in session 3 of the More Graceful Family Holidays Workshop – the worksheet there will guide you.

If you haven’t seen the videos from the first two sessions, you can watch those, too.

Just click >>> HERE <<<

Grace to you,

Gary


Gary’s words took me right to that family situation I struggle most with. I could actually see myself changing and focusing less on the drama and more on how to help spread peace. Thank you, Gary!

Side note – Gary wrote a book this past summer:

This family resource will help you get along with those people in your life that matter most.

Brian and I wholeheartedly believe in this message and we’re excited to announce that in January 2018 we’ll be leading a small group study on Gary’s book! You can join us online or in person at our church. More details coming soon. For now, go grab the book (or put it on your Christmas list) and get ready to join us in January!

In case you missed it (and you’re currently a big stress ball when it comes to cooking), here is Tip #1 from yesterday.

Stay tuned, I’ll have Tip #3 tomorrow on Thanksgiving-Eve.

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