There is a disease sweeping across our nation affecting every single family in the United States and has reached epidemic proportions. Like many diseases, individuals remain tight-lipped about this unwanted parasite and families remain in denial, refusing to accept their loved ones are at risk.
Who is this silent killer? It's called Dysfunctional Familia, "DF."
Heart attacks and strokes follow this deadly disease, symptoms include but are not limited to, stress, depression, an inability to communicate, high blood pressure, lack of vision, impaired hearing, hopelessness, loss of sleep, followed by strained and severed relationships.
They say, "We medicate our demons" and DF is proof No. 1 we do and No. 2, it is completely ineffective. Drug companies cannot produce enough medication to cure the unspoken void spreading like a rogue cancer; they search for new drugs every year trying to find a pill for our pain brought on by DF.
Physicians stand back helpless and frustrated, they do all they can to soften the pain from the decaying intruder. With the stroke of a pen they sign your prescription and watch you walk out of their office knowing the drug will only mask the monster of misery for so long, you will be back.
Research has shown DF affects people when too much pride and unforgiveness is applied at some point in their life. Like most things, moderation seems to be the key; keeping unforgiveness and pride in check will help you avoid DF.
Like many injuries, letting pride and un-forgiveness go too long will result in a slow healing process and can actually be indirectly transferred to your children and other family members.
When DF is transferred the results are staggering to the family unit; there will be casualties and consequences to this monster of misery. While the path to healing is not easy, you should know, "All things are possible with God." The sacrifice for your forgiveness was a life offered at the cross.
Christ gave His life for you and your family; the price he paid for your forgiveness was a high price.
To completely be healed from a dysfunctional family you need a God-size pill. God stands ready to heal you, and the more you heal the more hope and freedom you will feel.
Forgiveness, it's better than a pill and its Gods will.
Steven L. Conley