Hold Your Family Together – Part 2
Dear Customers and Friends:
In our Faith Over Fear message last week, I shared a few tips from the Focus on the Family ministry about how to hold your marriage and family together under the stress of the pandemic.
So many people have struggled with finances, health risks and depression as a result of COVID-19, so I pray these words are helpful and reassuring. This week, I share a few more lessons from Focus on the Family.
Blessed to be a Blessing,
President, Syfan Logistics
“Have mercy on me, God. Have mercy on me. I go to you for safety. I will find safety in the shadow of your wings. There I will stay until the danger is gone.”
Stay Connected and Know God is in Control
Yolanda Brown, MA, LPC
Focus on the Family
- Stay Connected With Your Spouse. An open- door policy is good with your children – and parents need it with each other too. Check in with your spouse every day. It might be a long discussion about finances or a quick, kind word and caress as you pass in the kitchen. Just make the time to connect. Give each other space and grace to be honest about emotions and questions. See this season as an opportunity to grow closer.
- Guide Your Own Emotions. Mom and Dad, you’re in a unique position: You’re trying your best to protect and shepherd your children while battling your own fear and anxiety. You don’t have to parent alone during coronavirus. Name one or two friends you can reach out to. My husband called a male friend for accountability and support as he leads our family during this time. And that convinced me to reach out to fellow moms who I call and text for shared advice, empathy, and prayer.
- Remember Who is in Control. In wildly changing times on this earth, in upheavals of human emotion, we can find comfort and peace in the everlasting love of our unchanging God. He’s just waiting for us to call on Him.