Hold Your Family Together – Part 1
Dear Customers and Friends:
It’s sad that many marriages and families have broken up over the stress of COVID-19. Financial pressures are likely one of the biggest reasons. Health worries and simply spending more time sheltered at home are likely causes, too.
As a husband, I try to set an example for my own family to be patient, to worry less, and to keep the faith that together we WILL get through this pandemic. I encourage all husbands, wives, single parents, and even children to hold together during these difficult times.
I pray the advice of this Part 1 message from Focus on the Family will provide some guidance and reassurance. Stay tuned for more next week.
Blessed to be a Blessing,
President, Syfan Logistics
“One person could be overpowered. But two people can stand up for themselves. And a rope made out of three cords isn’t easily broken.”
Holding Together, Guiding
Yolanda Brown, MA, LPC
Focus on the Family
The main message every family member needs to hear right now is simple: You’re not alone. We’ll get through this together and we can come out the other side even stronger.
Give the following suggestions some thought as you parent during coronavirus, navigate uncharted territory, and nurture peaceful, unified hearts.
- Stick Together. Remind each other of your family bond and reinforce God’s truth.* (See scripture below)
- Guide Your Kids’ Emotions. Children experience a wide range of emotions that require caring, careful attention – and that’s on a “normal” day. Add in media hype and misinformation, long-term separation from friends, possible illness, fear about Mom or Dad’s job, and parents could be in for a rough ride. Talk to your kids about the coronavirus calmly and with age-appropriate facts. More importantly, listen.