Summer Book Club: The Family Feud

From the LYWB Blog Team: Can you believe it’s already August?! All summer long we’ve been studying Family: How to Love Yours (and Help Them Like You Back) by Jessie Minassian together. If you haven’t gotten a copy yet, we totally think you should! There’s wisdom in those pages! Get your copy here.

This week in chapter eight, “The Family Feud,” we learned how to have a good, clean fight—in other words, how to solve conflict in productive ways instead of metaphorically dismembering our family members.

Remember, if God wants to use our families to make us more like Jesus, then a conflict is like the “big game,” where you get to see if all your hard work (Bible study, prayer, and so on) has actually made you a better player. I can’t think of a better (or harder!) situation to show patience, honor, and selflessness than in the middle of a conflict. And that’s exactly why it’s worth working on.

In the comments, we’re discussing this application question: Have you ever had a fight with a family member that actually accomplished something? Do you think it’s possible?

Chapter nine, “Daddy’s Little Girl,” is up next! I can’t wait to unpack that chapter with you next week!

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About Author

Jessie Minassian is a speaker, blogger, and the author of ten books and Bible studies, including Crushed, Unashamed, and Backwards Beauty. She is the "resident big sis" at, a Q&A website for teen girls. Her work for teens and their parents has been featured internationally through outlets such as Focus on the Family, Parenting Today’s Teens, She Reads Truth, Axis, Revive Our Hearts and YouthWorker Journal. She and her husband live and serve at Hume Lake Christian Camps in California, and have two daughters.

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