How to Respond
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.
About the Author
Timothy S. Lane, M.Div., D.Min. has been a minister in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) since 1991 and is coauthor of How People Change and Relationships: A Mess Worth Making, as well as the Change and Your Relationships and How People Change curricula. He has written several minibooks including PTSD, Forgiving Others, Sex Before Marriage, Family Feuds, Conflict, and Freedom from Guilt.
He has experience in both campus and pastoral ministry (serving as a pastor in Clemson, South Carolina 1991–2001). Since 2001, he served as a counselor and faculty at CCEF (2007–2013 as Executive Director) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Tim is adjunct professor of practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Westminster Seminary California, and Redeemer Seminary in Dallas, Texas. He speaks both nationally and internationally, consults and writes about the importance of pastoral care. His primary desire and commitment is to help pastors and leaders create or improve their ability to care for the people who attend their churches.
Other Booklets in the Series
-Angry Children: Understanding and Helping Your Child Regain Control by Michael R. Emlet
-Can We Talk? The Art of Relationship Building by Rob Green
-Divorce Recovery: Growing and Healing God’s Way by Winston Smith
-Family Feuds: How to Respond by Timothy S. Lane
-Help for Stepfamilies: Avoiding the Pitfalls and Learning to Love by Winston T. Smith
-Hope for the Depressed: Beyond a Cheer Up Theology by Edward T. Welch
-Making Friends: Beyond Loneliness to Rich Relationships by Dee Brestin
-Restoring Your Broken Marriage: Healing after Adultery by Robert D. Jones
-Should We Get Married?: How to Evaluate Your Relationship by William P. Smith
-Single Parents: Daily Grace for the Hardest Job by Robert D. Jones
-When Bad Things Happen: Thoughtful Answers to Hard Questions by William P. Smith
-When the Money Runs Out: Hope and Help for the Financially Stressed by James C. Petty
-When Your Kid’s in Trouble: How to Intervene Constructively by William P. Smith