Faith @ Home Daily - Monday, March 16, 2020
Monday, March 16
Scripture: Mark 5:36b
As we face the uncertainty of the coming days, (weeks! months?) both children and adults may experience uncertainty, fear, or frustration. In our today's Scripture, Jesus has accompanied people facing numerous frightening situations: a man possessed by demons, a woman with a long-term illness and another woman faced with the death of her child. In each instance, he offers them peace. How do we find peace from uncertainty, fear, and frustration? How do we help our children find peace?
The resources today tie in with the self-care plan and also how we, as families, can talk to one another about COVID-19, including helping with the unique needs of children, teens, and ourselves as we push against fear and anxiety.
- Coronavirus, Anxiety, Children And The Church - Ways to talk about the impact of COVID-19 with children as it pertains to their experiences at church. From what is happening now to how to transition back to worship when that is possible.
- 5 Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About the Coronavirus - How do teens process anxiety in the midst of something we have never experienced?
- What are You Doing for Yourself? Has anyone else felt stressed out this week? This guideline from the CDC and SAMHSA is for us - to remind us of things to look for and ways to cope with stress and anxiety during this time.
- How to Talk to Your (Aging) Parents About Coronavirus - one of the things many of us have in common is we are caring for children but also may be caring for older adults in their 60s, 70s, 80s, and older. We are used to thinking of our children as the most vulnerable but in this case, it’s our older adults. This article from CNBC addresses how to talk to your parents (or other adults) about coronavirus and keeping themselves safe, especially if they aren’t listening.