Hello my name is Mary from Columbus, Ohio. I have found God a year ago and I came from a very dysfunctional family. I have 5 sisters and I have reconciled with one of them that lives in Malaysia. The rest of my sisters hate me so much that they have excluded me out of every family gathering that you can ever imagine. I used to have the attitude of living my life my way with the attitude of being all about me. That kind of behavior I have inherited from my mother. My father did very little even though he knew that the way that my mother had raised me wasn't right. He just let her have her way all the time. When I finally made up my mind to submit myself to God and to do things his way and not my way. For years God has dealt with me on a lot of things and it took me so long to realize. I found a great church by my friends that go to the church that I go to. I even started going to bible study and started watching the christain channels. I'm so thankful for the wonderful messengers in Joel Osteen and Joyce Meyer and others that I watched. And I have learned so much. I've tried to show my parents that I'm not the person that I once was. My parents and sisters have done nothing but try to remind me of my failures and past faults all in my past. I know that the Devil is working through my family members to try to bring me down. My question is the bible says that we are to honor our mother and father. But how can I honor my parents when neither one of them has ever supported me in anything that God has put in my heart. They never encourage me or try to motivate me to accomplish anything. But I'm very thankful that God has instilled in me to be a self motivator. I had to encourage myself through God's grace, wisdom, and strength. Another thing that I thank God for is he has put people in my life to replace my dysfunctional family. I have a great church family and people on my boyfriends side we are one big happy and loving family. Everyone has love and accepted me for who I am and not try to change me. I have prayed for my sisters that have hurt me. I asked God to bless them and ask God to heal them. I refuse to wish and pray bad things against my sister even though they have done me wrong in many ways. I have put things in God's hands and let it rest with him.