Harmony in the family—how to get it, how to keep it

Live audio chat with Michele Newport, C.S.

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In this comprehensive chat on family relations, Michele responds to questions about broken families, hostility among relatives, families where spouses have different religious beliefs, inharmony among the children, and situations where a spouse seems “disconnected” from the rest of the family. She explains that harmony is inevitable because God is divine Principle and divine law activates justice and harmony—but the answer may not come in the way that we expect. The affection we feel for our family members, even if it doesn't seem to be accepted by them, does have a place and it does bless. We will find that harmony more readily as we turn our thoughts to God and trust in His care for us and for them.

Among the questions she answers are how to define harmony, what to do about rejection from relatives, how to love a relative who criticizes an individual behind her back, how to maintain harmony during a holiday gathering, how to resolve blame and hurt feelings within the family, what it is that would derail harmony in families.

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