Thanksgiving is all about being around those you love, eating a delicious meal and giving thanks. Sometimes it is not as easy, it can be painful if you have difficult family dynamics. If we are being honest every family has had those moments in the course of a lifetime.
Karla Downing is joining me to give us tips on navigating difficult family dynamics. She will offer up very practical suggestions to bring to our holiday meals.
Karla Downing offers relationship help as a speaker, author, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Bible study teacher, and mentor for women and men in difficult relationships. Karla grew up in a dysfunctional family and found herself in a difficult marriage. Through her personal struggles, she discovered biblical and practical principles that she now teaches to others to change their lives and relationships. She has a strong background in recovery through personal involvement and as the leader of a church-based Twelve Step recovery program at Yorba Linda Friends Church, Friends in Recovery. She also teaches these principles to lay counselors, Stephen Ministers, pastors, and Women’s ministry and small group leaders. Karla’s passion is to see individuals, marriages, and families set free from the chains of dysfunction, misunderstanding, and emotional pain through a correct understanding of what the Bible teaches about relationships .
Karla Downing is the author of the ECPA 2004 Silver Medallion Award winner, 10 Lifesaving Principles for Women in Difficult Marriages. Her second book, When Love Hurts: 10 Principles to Transform Difficult Relationships, applies the same principles to all family members. Her third book, The Truth in the Mirror: A Guide to Healthy Self-Image, offers a unique and life-changing approach to looking at self-image. She has also written several articles for LifeWay International focused on training women’s ministry leaders to reach out to women struggling in difficult relationships.
So tune in this Sunday at 4 pm on KKLA. Also, don’t forget to turn your clocks back Saturday night!