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By Timothy S. Lane
Do you dread family get-togethers and try to avoid your extended family whenever you can? When you see your family, do you sometimes regret the way you talk and act? Why is it so hard to get along with the people we grew up with?
Childhood hurts, unrealistic expectations, and old patterns resurfacing are just some of the reasons that Timothy S. Lane shares for unresolved family feuds. But despite these challenges, you can learn to love your family. Change happens as you look honestly at your family and yourself, grow in understanding God's love and mercy for you, and reach out with love in concrete, practical ways.
Timothy S. Lane, M.Div., D.Min. has been a minister in the Presbyterian Church in America since 1991 (PCA) and is the coauthor of the books How People Change and Relationships: A Mess Worth Making, coauthor of the curricula Change and Your Relationships and How People Change, and author of many minibooks. Tim has 30 years of experience in pastoral ministry, counseling, teaching and executive leadership. Tim is also adjunct professor of practical theology at several seminaries including Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He speaks nationally and internationally, consults with churches and writes about the importance of pastoral care. You can read more from Tim at timlane.org or follow him on Twitter at @timlane.
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