There’s no such thing as a normal family, however some families have greater challenges. Put a family in close quarters or in a stressful situation and the level of dysfunction skyrockets. Discuss how families can escalate from a normal family to a dysfunctional family.
Continue to The Point on page 124 of the personal study guide. Consider using these substitutions
- Question #2: How have you seen favoritism like Jacob showed Joseph lead to conflict?
- Question #3: How did the way you grow up influence who you are today?
- Question #4: Where there is dysfunction, there is conflict. Conflict results in a need to forgive. How do you move from conflict to forgiveness?
- Question #5: Hope is being able to see God at work no matter what the circumstances. How can you encourage others who are going through conflict to have hope in Christ being at work?
Continue through the Live It Out on page 130 of the personal study guide. Conclude by praying for women to be aware of God at work in the midst of conflict.
We want to hear from you! How are you introducing the topic of seeing God at work in the midst of conflict with the women in your class or small group?
The options for women for the When Relationships Collide unit were written by Deb Douglas, Minister to Women and Hope of First Baptist Bossier City, LA. Deb is a wife, mother, grandmother (call her Pearl!), writer, seamstress, and foodie! Follow her on twitter: @DrDebDouglas and her blog: pinkkudzu.wordpress.com