(Proverbs 1:9 KJV) For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
We have just moved to Texas and every person we meet has the potential of being a new best friend. I am content to sit and meditate but my wife is out moving and shaking. She can spend five minutes with someone and get their whole life story. It is quite a gift. One of the common stories that comes up is dysfunctional parents, the kind that don’t get verses like this written about them. I was raised in a blue color Leave It to Beaver family. I understand what Solomon is saying here. Many people do not.
For such people the KJV word “chains” (ornaments NASB) (6060) is a better word because they take their heritage as bonds to be left behind. The glorious thing is that we meet people who are overcoming this family wreckage and are moving ahead in the Grace of God. It is possible. In the process you may be an agent of grace by providing the godly example.
So? Blessings as you overcome and help others overcome.