The Family Ministry would like to point to a few very helpful resources in these difficult times.
- Resources on Abuse
Here is some background info regarding the first three resources by Shaunti Feldhahn.
The Kindness Challenge
The premise is that you choose a person, or your family, to do 3 things for a period of 30 days.
- Don’t say anything negative to them or about them.
- Find something about them to sincerely praise/affirm sincerely; tell the person & tell someone else.
- Do small acts of kindness/generosity for them.
Research has found that this improves 89% of relationships. You can do this for your spouse, your children, pretty much anyone. And there are creative ways to do this for people who do not live with you during this time of isolation & social distancing. It is important that while we are confined to our homes with each other that we do not get exasperated. We can avoid this by being mindful and purposing to be kind to one another.
There are FREE resources about this online at https://jointhekindnesschallenge.com. People can sign up for free to do this to help build relationships.
Thriving in Love & Money
The other book is ‘Thriving in Love & Money.’ This is not a book about budgeting or getting out of debt, rather, it focuses on relationships. The greatest obstacle that Feldhahn found in her research is our lack of wanting to sit down with our spouse to talk about money. Communication is key. And in order to close the gap, we need first to understand ourselves and then understand our spouse. Especially now, with many people out of work, money is a big concern and poses a strain in many relationships. She has an assessment tool online https://thriveinloveandmoney.com along with many other free resources.
Revival & Reformation
Finally, the last link is the revival & reformation website from the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It provides a plethora of resources for Bible study, prayer, and more that people may find beneficial.