The Church encourages and helps its members to have excellent family relationships, whether or not their relatives are Scientologists. In fact, relationships between a Scientologist and the rest of his family routinely improve after he begins practicing Scientology because he has acquired the means to increase communication and address and resolve any problems that might have existed.
The Church goes to great lengths to reconcile family differences should a problem arise. For example, Scientology Chaplains will assist family members to come together and work to discover the real cause of their disagreements. Friends and family of Scientologists are always welcome to visit the Church, to meet other Scientologists and to have any questions they may have about Scientology answered. Regardless of whether the other family members choose to become Scientologists or not, Scientologists take deep pride in their record of resolving family problems and conflicts.
At times, it is the Scientologist’s inability to create deep, meaningful relationships that causes them to begin in Scientology in the first place. Looking for help in how to handle their difficulty, whether it be communication, the method to achieve understanding or simply knowing who to trust leads them to learn and use basic Scientology principals. The basic books, courses and Scientology counseling (auditing) address these problems with an array of truths and workable methods that the Scientologist then uses in his life.
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