My family is just as dysfunctional as the one next door. I am working with my older children to help them repair and establish positive relationships with each other and other people. I found this list over at Focus on the The Family. I gave it to them last Saturday and asked them to read it once a day each day and to pray for God to work in their hearts. Tonight we talked about it, for an hour. Did the reading and prayer help? It was a slighty smoother week. However Friday was a very difficult day. I recognize that the harder I work to lead my family, the more intense will be the attacks to destroy my family. I am grateful for a loving God, for his protection, and his will.