S-738DVD Family Matters – Dr. Henry Cloud Live in Irvine, CA, April 3, 2006
We all began life planted in some type of family setting. Some of us had the benefit of a solid, cohesive family unit; others had a family that was loving, but too strict. Still others may have bounced from one parent to another or learned early on to fend for themselves. Some people make loving and dependable caregivers, while others are irresponsible—or worse. There is no perfect family situation; nevertheless, the family circle is where everyone first learns about this thing called love. So how has your early experience of love affected your relationships today? Now that you are an adult (or at least wearing the adult costume), where does your family of origin fit in your life today? Should these family members still be playing a significant role in your life? Should they be playing any role at all? These are important questions, and the answers are far-reaching. What you learn is likely to touch on every relationship you have, not just those with family past and present!