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It gets real as the Irenicast team talks about one’s given community -- or family of origin-- as family systems rather than a collection of individuals. Thinking about family as a system impacts the way we think about ourselves in relation to family members. Family relationships can be especially hard to navigate when one’s views of the world are very different from other family members’ views.
Post-evangelicals know this all too well. Looking through the lens of Murray Bowen’s Family Systems Theory, co-hosts, Allen, Bonnie, Casey, Jeff and Raj offer multiple perspectives on navigating complicated family relationships while protecting oneself.
The discussion covers a broad range of relational topics such as: adjusting expectations, staying connected when it’s hard, triangulation, fusion, overfunctioning/underfunctioning, cultural diversity and more.
The episode ends with a game of Title Me This which transported our co-hosts back to their Evangelical childhoods -- wooo, scary! If you spend any time wondering how you are going to make through the next holiday dinner or gathering with your given community, this episode may offer you pre-dinner food for thought.
Conversations on Family Systems (02:08)
Title Me This Segment (53:42)
From Our Conversation on Family Systems
- Family Systems Theory
- Freudian Psychology
- Murray Bowen (American psychiatrist)
- Family Therapy in Clinical by Murray Bowen (Book - Amazon Affiliate Link)
- Luke 15:11-32 Parable of the Prodigal Son
- Brady Bunch (TV Show)
- Adams Family (TV Show)
- Malcolm in the Middle (TV Show)
- Chris Tomlin (CCM Artist)
- Pat Barrett (CCM Artist)
- Tuck Everlasting (2002 Film)
- Good Good Father by Chris Tomlin & Pat Barrett (Book - Amazon Affiliate LInk)
- The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver (Book - Amazon Affiliate Link)
- Mystery at the Hot Pond by David DeVowe (Book - Amazon Affiliate Link)
- I'm Not a Scaredy Cat: A Prayer for When You Wish You Were Brave by Max Lucado (Book - Amazon Affiliate Link)
- Adventures in Odyssey (Evangelical Radio Drama Series)
- Terror in the Tunnel by Marianne Hering (Book - Amazon Affiliate Link)
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Rev. Allen O’Brien | co-founder & co-host | email@example.com
Allen is a venerator of emotionality. He thrives on education, peace, and interconnectedness— passions which permeate his work as pastor, writer, lover of all the things, and occasional vegan.
Rev. Bonnie Rambob, MDiv | co-host | firstname.lastname@example.org
As a pastor, activist, educator, mom, and possibility artist, Bonnie invites people into newness. She loves climbing trees, knitting and hiking while conversing with friends about smashing the patriarchy.
Pastor Casey Tinnin, MTS | co-host | email@example.com
Preacher, protester, everybody’s pastor. Casey geeks out on comic books, talking theology, politics, and sex. He’s most free when he is dancing, cooking with his partner Jose, or walking their dog Kole.
Jeff Manildi | co-founder, producer & co-host | firstname.lastname@example.org
Chaser of tales and climax initiator, Jeff rises to the occasion, edging to a satisfying completion. Get your mind out of the gutter, we’re talking story, not sex. Jeff expresses his creativity by curating diverse ideas, energies and people.
Rev. Raj Rambob, MCL | co-host | email@example.com
Raj loves thoughtful and provocative conversation over food and drink, most often with his family. He’s a loyal, smart-ass friend who believes in the power of spiritual journeys. Feminist, Anti-colonial, Process Theology-nerd.
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