Family of Origin Online Seminar
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Thursday, February 23, 2023
Family of Origin: Emerging from past patterns to live into your present
The Allender Center is pleased to announce Family of Origin, a new online seminar with Dr. Dan Allender and Adam Young, LCSW, MDiv. This seminar will stream live on Thursday, February 23, 2023, and registrants will enjoy lifetime access to the recording.
Some of us may be able to pinpoint moments where we experienced harm in our formative years. Others of us may say: “My parents were just doing the best they could,” or “My upbringing wasn’t so bad compared to others’.”
The truth is: We have all experienced hurt, abandonment, or disappointment at the hands of our parents or caretakers, whether it was intentional or not. So much of our beauty and brokenness — so much of what makes us human — is tied to our family of origin.
How do we begin to engage with the harm we endured? Are we dishonoring our father and mother if we name the hurt we experienced growing up? Should we just “let it go?”
Furthermore, how do we engage the ways in which our families of origin have influenced our stories today? Are we doomed to repeat past patterns in our own lives, our children’s lives, and with future generations?
Join Dr. Dan Allender and Adam Young, LCSW, MDiv, as they discuss the often-unaddressed burdens that adult children bear, how to engage the stories of the past with honor and grace, and how to find relief in order to step into the freedom that God has called us to in our own stories.