We see memes now that go something like this, "Ever since they stopped showing sports on TV I've noticed this strange woman in my living room. She is kind of nice." A week into the lock down has brought a big change to the lives of most of us. Hopefully, it has been a good time for most of us but even in the best of times we can start to get on each others nerves.
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Watch the Video: HyperReality
Have you had a hyper-real view of your marriage and family?
I think I've seen part of 1 episode of "Leave It To Beaver" in my life. Yet that is the example I still hear of as the model American family. Can you think of more recent examples of model families on TV?
What characteristics of those model families do find appealing?
Watch the Video: Perpetual Discontent
How can discontent become poisonous?
How can discontent be positive?
Watch the Video: Lack of Commitment
Something to Think ABout
Take a moment to think about how committed you are to giving maximum effort to your family. Has your spouse become simply a co-worker, helping you take care of the kids? Are you so preoccupied with supplying food, clothing, and shelter for your kids that you are neglecting the relationship that meets their emotional needs?
We have been living an isolated lifestyle long before the coronavirus. But this stay-at-home order may have brought to light some things about your family life that have been long swept under the rug of busyness and you failed to notice. Let's make the commitment to be the spouses and parents that God wants us to be.
This Easter season seems completely different as we practice physical distancing and are constantly bombarded with news reports of viruses and antibodies. Guess what? After all these years the world still needs a Savior.
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What are some of the character traits that it takes to see a plan through to completion?
What are some of the things in our world today that make it difficult to live by these character traits?
What do you think of when you hear the phrase "resilient hope?"
How would you rate yourself when it comes to having resilient hope?
What 5 changes could you make in your life that might help you become more resilient?