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I. Opening prayer: Gospel reading that is relatable to your topic. Matthew 10:35-37English Standard Version (ESV) 35 For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. 36 And a person's enemies will be those of his own household. 37 Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. II. Topic: "Family Problems" Definition of Terms Family - much more than groups of people who share the same genes or the same address. They should be a source of love and support. Introduction Every family has problems once in a while. But sometimes family conflict becomes too much. Often, this is because of trouble understanding each other, changing expectations as you grow older or lack of trust among family members. It might also be because your parents see things differently from you since they are from a different generation. When conflicts happen you might find yourself changing your behavior or reacting differently than usual. This is one way of showing your family that you dislike a situation. It may even make you feel like you have more control over the situation. But in the end, your reactions might confuse your family and distract them from the real problems. So, in this topic we categorize some factors about family problems.
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A. Alcoholic & Drug Abuse Drug Abuse Hurts Families – Yes, because when a person has a drug problem, they have a disease that can hurt the family. Drug abuse puts a lot of stress on parents, brothers and sisters, grandparents—anyone who is part of the home. When family members take drugs: You can't count on them to do what they say they will do. They may forget or get distracted because their focus is on getting and taking drugs. They might lie or steal money to buy drugs. They might get fired from their jobs. They might not come home at night. They may do bad things they would never do if they weren't abusing drugs. Family members might fight a lot because of the problems the drug abuse is causing. The drug user might do and say things that upset neighbors and friends, and make the family ashamed. Some people who are addicted don't believe that they are sick and out of control, so they don't look for treatment. They don't see the problems they are causing themselves and those around them. Other people who are addicted are aware of the problem, but may be so upset and confused that they do not know how to ask for or get help.
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How a person with a drug or alcohol problem affects the whole family: It is well known that a parent with a drug or alcohol problem can have a negative effect on their family members. You could say that the person with the problem is like someone stuck in a bog. The other family members, in their efforts to help, often get pulled down into the bog too. The first step in putting things right is when the others start to get their own feet on solid ground. Only after they have done this will they are able to help tackle the
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