WEEK 1 PARENTS: Addressing Coronavirus with Your Family

While our states, counties, and towns slowly open, there still remains a lot of questions surrounding the virus itself, government regulations, medical treatment, vaccines, the economy, and God’s plan in the midst of this global pandemic. While your own questions and uncertainties might be spinning constantly in your mind (and in the media), your children have questions and concerns as well. Kids are good at adapting and they’re resilient, but they are also constantly observing and processing the world around them as they grow and learn. And that’s why speaking truth into their lives right now is more important than ever. 

Now we don’t have all the answers, and uncertainty exists in every season of our life, but we can choose to stand firm on the commands and promises God has given us in His Word. It is crucial to take time time to speak these lifelong lessons into our children’s lives.

John Piper–pastor, author, theologian, father, and grandfather–highlights four foundational perspectives that are crucial in navigating ambiguity, not only in your life but also in your children’s lives surrounding the corona virus.

“How To Talk To Children About the Coronavirus” (podcast) by John Piper

If you are looking for additional ways to strengthen your faith, interact with your kids, encourage your spouse, and/or respond to the coronavirus during this difficult time, click the link below for articles, podcasts, videos, and more from Focus On The Family.

“Family Time During the Coronavirus Quarantine” from Focus On The Family

Pastor and scholar, Timothy Keller leads a short meditation on Luke 8 for those feeling weakened in faith and fearful of the future. Remember, God is walking with you in this storm. I believe this teaching is applicable for any age and is a reminder to…

“meditate on His word and what it promises, to give you strength and hope in difficult times”. 

“Where Is Your Faith?” (video) by Tim Keller

Summary

Hey, I'm Kori! This is my 11th year at Mt. Gilead! I was a camper for 5 years, graduated from the CILT program in 2016, and have been a counselor ever since! Mt. Gilead is my home-away-from-home and I am blessed to continually be apart of this ministry! In the fall, I will be a Junior at Wheaton College studying nursing with hopes to be a midwife one day! I enjoy exercising and playing sports, being outdoors, listening to music, traveling, and spending time with friends!

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