Family Values: Watching Dysfunction


April 25th, 2021

32 mins 43 secs

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About this Episode

Rob Croyle continues our series looking at various aspects of relationship that can make family difficult. This week uses the story of Saul, David, and Jonathan to teach us about what to do when we people we love are self-destructing.

*Sermon Notes: *
1 Samuel 18-19

1 Samuel 20:34

Maladaptive Coping Mechanisms: behaviors that make us feel better in the short term, but in the long-term, they are very harmful. They include eating disorders, self-harm, alcohol & substance abuse, sexual promiscuity, shoplifting, risk-taking behavior and compulsive lying.

*Implications: *

  1. Watching someone close adopt a harmful coping skill can be painful. God seeks to restore them; you can only do your part though.

  2. We all have collected a variety of coping skills; as God seeks to restore you, He leads you to develop the healthiest coping responses.

*Your Next Steps: *

  1. Invest in the God-given communities that will journey with you towards wholeness.
  2. Stay true to God, stay consistent, and stay connected.