I have to admit I’m not fully embracing the unprecedented yet.
A friend of mine posted on Instagram recently, “Fellow dads, we’re living in an unprecedented time. No sports. No distractions. No school. Just time. Unprecedented time. The very thing your kids crave. With you. At home.”
As a dad of four, 13 and under, and the leader of a global family ministry, you’d think I’d embrace it.
I’m working from home. I’m listening to my wife discipline our kids in the other room by herself while I lead a virtual team meeting in my new conference room with bunk beds
It seems like over night, Team Robbins is facing a new normal. How about you?
Maybe you are a single mom wondering if the walls of your Brooklyn apartment are going to suffocate you. Or you’re in a struggling marriage and a new commitment to date nights out was giving you fresh hope. Maybe you’re two working parents who just added “homeschool teachers” to your resume. Or a blended family whose newly established patterns are disrupted…again.
And yet, in the midst of massive uncertainty, I see an uncanny beauty. Everything else in our world is shutting down. But home is being restored as the main hub of society and regaining its rightful, holy place. I wonder and I pray with hope, “God, what are you up to?”
At FamilyLife, we believe your family can grow closer to God, grow stronger together, and serve your neighbors abundantly during this crisis. I look forward to sharing the incredible things our team has planned and partnerships we have formed to come alongside you and your family in this unique season.
You can start here:
Listen to our special episode of FamilyLife Today®: “The Coronavirus: Responding to Fear with Wisdom and Faith”
Tune in to FamilyLife’s Facebook page tonight, March 20, at 9:00 EST. Brian Goins, vice president of content at FamilyLife, and Ron Deal, licensed marriage and family therapist and director of FamilyLife Blended, will discuss unique challenges facing families today with the COVID-19 pandemic and fourways to navigate your new normal.
Build faith into your kids. We have partnered with Phil Vischer, creator of Veggie Tales, as he launches a new way to bring faith to our kids. He is offering free access to his full digital library exclusively for our FamilyLife audience. Take advantage of this moment to disciple your kids. CODE: FamilyLife Please note that this offer is only good for six weeks of free content.
Join our #LoveYourNeighborhood challenge where families around the country are creatively finding ways to be salt and light, even at a socially acceptable distance!
Subscribe to our weekly Help & Hope email: We’ll keep you up to date with your regular dose of ways to connect with each other at home, navigate this with your family, and choose faith over fear.
Trusting the God who is locking arms with you,
President & CEO