Helping Troubled Families
The facts are stark. As many as 40 percent of all families may be labeled as seriously dysfunctional. Alcoholism, drug abuse, addiction to sex, work, and gambling are issues not just in our communities; increasingly, they are inside our congregations....
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The facts are stark. As many as 40 percent of all families may be labeled as seriously dysfunctional. Alcoholism, drug abuse, addiction to sex, work, and gambling are issues not just in our communities; increasingly, they are inside our congregations. Yet too often, those who could help relegate treatment to the specialists.Helping Troubled Families unveils both the ministry opportunities and challenges in serving troubled families. It offers a wealth of insight for those engaged in family, youth, and discipleship ministries, as well as for those directly involved in a recovery ministry or a counseling role. Readers will gain knowledge of: ? conditions, theories, and treatments relating to troubled families? features of dysfunctional families? ministry and support ideas? background information on various problems and disordersAuthor Charles M. Sell integrates solid grounding in the issues and insights from the recovery movement with a clear evangelical perspective. He addresses practi
Guides individuals and churches seeking to identify, understand, and minister to troubled families
A guide for pastors and church members seeking to minister to families troubled by addiction, abuse, or other dysfunction.
Charles M. Sell (ThD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is professor of Christian education at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has written widely on topics related to education and development as well as marriage, family, and personal growth.