Unbreakable Bonds of Family

With the Academy Awards only a couple weeks away, Busted Halo’s “Spiritual Side of Cinema” blog continues to take a closer look at the more spiritual side of this year’s nominees. In a recent article, Paulist Productions’ Marybeth Sprow examined the role of family in Oscar-nominated Silver Linings Playbook. Share Marybeth’s article with young adults and talk about the role their families — or communities that act like families — have played in their own lives:

  • What characteristics describe the role your family — or the community you define as family — plays in your life?
  • At what times in your life is the presence of your family most important to you? When do you wish your family would take a step back?
  • What examples of biblical families or family dynamics can you relate to? Why do these stories resonate with you?