This episode is focused on the value of tracing your family of origin and getting to know the big picture of where you come from. Conceptualizing our family is sometimes underestimated. It can unlock areas in our lives that have been stuck, reveal distortions, and unhealthy patterns of relational interaction as well as highlight strengths and gifts that we may have disregarded. For people of faith, it can be easy to minimize the value of tracing family lineage because belonging to the family of God means we have a road map to values in relationships and important principles in marriage and family. However, recognizing family of origin practices that have become ingrained through years of repetition helps us understand what needs to be preserved and what needs to be healed.
References & Resources:
Genogram created originally by Murray Bowen
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality By Peter Scazzero
Changes That Heal By Dr. Henry Cloud
Ephesians 2:11-22; Psalm 68:5-6; Genesis 3; Deuteronomy 8 & 9