Thanksgiving is tomorrow, Christmas will be here before we know it — folks holiday season is HERE! As we are in the midst of making plans, traveling, cooking, attending pageants and programs, expectations for what the season should be like can run at all-time highs, especially in regards toward family.
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If you are looking for ways to maintain a Christ-like attitude at Christmas (and Thanksgiving), I’ve come across some helpful resources to fine tune your thinking in regards to the relationship in your lives, especially with the added pressures of the holidays surrounding us.
- James MacDonald podcast When It’s Hard to Trust
- Journeywomen podcast Unhealthy Friendships (with Kelly Needham)
- December 8th devotional in Streams in the Desert
Whether your family is healing from trauma or making a transition, or if it’s the first holiday that (you can fill in the blank), or even if your family is in a healthy spot, we can all benefit by checking our relational toolbelt and lining up our expectations with the word of God.
Yes, Jesus, give us strength!