Know the basis of Gene/Environmental and being Re-Gened.

  • Re-gened by God and transformation by God’s Word will always overcome past genes and environment.

Know the secret cause behind Dysfunctional Families.

  • The original sin committed by Adam and Eve was because of deception and dissatisfaction with all God had given them.
  • One of the main causes of dysfunction in our families is because we are not satisfied with all God has given us.
  • The main way to overcome the deception of dissatisfaction is to focus on all God’s given you not what you don’t have.
  • Generosity fights greed.

Learn from the examples God has given us in the Bible of Dysfunctional Families. 1 Corinthians 10:6, NKJV; Genesis 37:3-4, NKVJ

  • Parental Favoritism
    • Insights: Parents
      • Parental favoritism can cause dysfunction in the family. Genesis 37:3, MSG
      • If you as a parent have a favorite do your best not to show favoritism.
      • Ask yourself and your mate if they think you are being fair with your child.
      • We don’t treat each child the same because each child is uniquely and wonderfully made by God. Psalm 139:14, NKJV, MSG
      • Teach our children life is not fair, but God is always faithful. Genesis 50:20, NKJV
      • Teach our children what we call disappointment are most often test or times of development.
      • When we don’t allow the disappointments to develop us—we will continue to go through many of the same disappointments and live a defeated life.
      • Pain is part of the process to promotion.
    • Insights: Children
      • Don’t allow favoritism to defeat you.
        • Suffering, disappointment, pain, and responsibility is the only way to maturity (develop) James 1:4, NKJV; MSG
      • Learn to get your self-worth from God not man. Psalm 139:14, MSG; Psalm 27:10, NKJV
      • Jealousy will jeopardize your future—jealousy can’t be justified.
        • Jealousy will lead to destruction.
        • Surrender is the only pathway to being satisfied. 1 Corinthians 3:3, NCV; Genesis 26:14-15; 1 Samuel 18:8-9; 1 Samuel 18:11-12)
      • Allow love to overcome jealousy, bitterness, and anger. 1 Peter 4:8, NKJV; MSG; 1 Peter 4:8-9, NCV; 2 Thessalonians 3:5, TLB; 1 John 4:7-10, NCV
        • Love comes from God –you must receive your love from Him before you can give it.
        • Love is sacrificing something you love for something you love more.