Family dysfunction can be any condition that interferes with healthy family functioning. Most families have some periods of time where functioning is impaired by stressful circumstances, such as a death in the family or a parent’s serious illness.
What we might call broken God calls beautiful. To God, the family is beautiful! He created families, starting with His son, Jesus Christ. And, God’s only son bore the burden of our mistakes, shame, and brokenness to bring us back into His family.
Redemption despite our brokenness is a model for our earthly relationships. With His strength, we can recognize the power and promise of our family relations no matter how strained they may be at times. In that reality, we find a reason to pursue family as a sacred institution worth fighting for and protecting from the true enemy of family.