Show A Little Grace If Someone Says Something Hurtful
Is your intention to have a peaceful family gathering this year?
Grace can help you through. Remember you're not perfect. Remembering times you've needed grace can help you give it to others.
Family Gatherings are not the time to deal with issues.
Think. Not Today.
Avoid Conflict by Keeping Busy play games, make crafts, help clean up, or other activities.
Are You Easily Offended By Your Family?
Why? Is there something you believe? Or do you have past resentments you need to work through?
Offended people typically offend people with their responses.
The person who hurt you can't heal your wounds. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you work through past hurts. To move into a heavenly perspective. Shift your identity to what God says about you instead of family.
Scripture to Back This Up:
* And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil. 2 Timothy 2:24
* Do not take to heart all the things that people say, lest you hear your servant cursing you. Your heart knows that many times you yourself have cursed others. Ecclesiastes 7:21-22