How often have we lamented shortened summer vacations as schools begin their practices and tryouts earlier and earlier in August? It’s time to look at stay-at-home orders as the blessing they can be. Let me share a few things our family and friends are doing.
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During this Coronavirus Crisis (which is likely to go on for a while) our grandchildren (and our children for that matter) need an extra measure of resilience. Interestingly, several studies have found that the more kids know about their grandparents and great grandparents, the more resilient and safe they feel in a crisis.
We are both covenant-keeping members of the church and are completely devoted to our family, and also each other. However, I feel at times like an object, a paycheck, without valid emotions or hopes or dreams. I’m lonelier than ever, I want love, excitement, and connection but it seems we’ve missed each other’s timing by several years.
With the “Home-Centered Church” principle being taken to a whole new level in the past few weeks; now more than ever, families are looking for ways to enhance their study of the gospel AT HOME. Especially families with children. David Bowman, creator of the DRAWN IN series, hopes his videos can help! Check out this episode celebrating the bicentennial of the First Vision.
Following a disaster, we are so concerned with the physical well-being of family members that we often overlook their emotional and spiritual health. A crisis does not need to be a time we look back on with loathing, but can rather be remembered as a time for personal growth and increased family unity.