It is no surprise that there are family problems. There is no perfection in the dynamics of a family because there are no perfect people. We all have issues and when we are growing and learning with others, there are bound to be problems.

The good news is that there are ways to spot problems, create resolutions and restore balance to the home. The sooner the problem is identified, the quicker a family can work together to resolve the problem. Catching the problem before it creates an unhealthy home life takes communication and dedication. God designed the family to work together in creating a happy and healthy life.

Most common family problems

He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity (but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?). – 1 Timothy 3:4-5, NASB

There are numerous forms and types of family problems. These are some of the most common types of problems that most family face.

Poor communication.

One of the top problems that families face involves the ability to communicate effectively. Whether you are the one wondering if you are being heard or the one who doesn’t understand what is being said the issue of communication can be challenging.

Parenting style differences.

When parents disagree on parenting styles it can affect the entire dynamic of the household. Even if you have been together for years, there is a possibility of disagreeing about how to raise a child.

Parental pressures.

Raising children with the pressures of today’s society is difficult for the children just as much as the parent. Children are faced with influence from social media, television, and peers. The last thing they need is to feel pressure from parents. It is good to have expectations as a parent but be sure they are reasonable for the child.

Clashing personalities.

It is normal to have clashing personalities within the family. Whether it is sibling or parent-child clashing it is going to be a problem that most families face. There are several reasons this may occur, and some are connected to mental health.


There are many times that money can be a problem for families. It can be caused by one parent feeling burdened to support the family or the kids wanting all the new gadgets. The reality is money affects every area of life. We need it to survive. Learning to communicate effectively about finances can reduce family problems.


Divorce causes many family problems. When a blended family is trying to heal from the loss that comes with divorce, there are bound to be issues between the children and the parents. Being able to discuss pain and stress openly can reduce the number of problems relating to divorce.


Between work schedules for parents and the activity schedule for children, there is a good chance of problems arising. If there is no time to connect, then there could be a breakdown of communication. It’s important to maintain balance for everyone so that there is less chance of family problems resulting from absence.


When there is an addiction in the family there is ultimately going to be a problem. Whether it is the parent or the child the effects of addiction create a broken dynamic within the family unit. If there is a suspected addiction it is important to reach out to a Christian counselor for help as soon as possible.

Christian family counseling

Each of these issues can be resolved by committing a family to identify and discuss each person’s role in the problem. This can be done by reaching out to a Christian counselor who can help your family by using a faith-based approach to resolving family problems.

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