Help for Families During the Coronavirus Crisis

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Jim Daly

A Message from Focus on the Family President, Jim Daly:

The coronavirus pandemic has turned life upside down and inside out. As a result, families are increasingly weary, anxious, uncertain and stressed. And that’s just after a trip to your local grocery store! Can you relate? By God’s grace and your support, Focus on the Family remains open for ministry and ready and eager to help families, including you and yours.

MARCH 27, 2020

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell talks about the $2 trillion stimulus package passed in the Senate to provide emergency relief funding during the coronavirus outbreak.

MARCH 19, 2020

Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, shares his expert knowledge about the coronavirus pandemic, highlighting what families need to know and encouraging us all to respond to this crisis with faith and common sense.

During this time of disruption and uncertainty, Focus on the Family® cares deeply for you and your family. We encourage you to take comfort in the words of Jesus: “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” (John 14:27 ESV) As you make precautions to protect and care for your loved ones, take time to pause and look for how God is working. This unique time is an opportunity to lead your family, cherish your spouse, and grow together in faith. To help you, we have pulled together on this page our most relevant and helpful resources on marriage, parenting, caring for the vulnerable, and sharing your faith. Together, let’s make the most of this season and ask God to strengthen our trust in Him.

Strengthen Your Faith

Outside there may be upheaval. But you can have peace and hope because God is near. Open God’s Word together and let biblical truth bring contagious calm to your household. May it start conversations that uplift you and your loved ones and strengthen your faith, so you can encourage friends and neighbors around you. What will God do in your family during this time?

Picture This

This interactive devotional for Focus on the Family Clubhouse Jr. magazine will help your 3- to 7-year-old children understand more about Jesus.

Time to Stop

Read this poem from Focus on the Family Clubhouse Jr. magazine with your young children to help them pause and pray to their heavenly Father.

Out of the Box

Sit down, grab a Bible and read this devotional from Focus on the Family Clubhouse magazine (for kids 8-12) to remind your family that God is powerful and personal.

Bible Kids Hall of Fame

Since Bible times, God has used children to accomplish His purposes. This devotional Focus on the Family Clubhouse magazine will encourage your kids to do big things for Him!

Grasping Gratitude

The Bible says to “give thanks in everything.” But how is that possible? This devotional from Focus on the Family Clubhouse magazine (for kids 8-12) can help.

Adventures in Odyssey: Whit’s End Mealtime Devotions

Encourage quality family time and pass on a strong spiritual heritage with these 90 devotions created to engage children in fun, lively, productive dialogue.

The Path to the Cross Online Bible Study is the free 5-week video Bible study you can do on your own, or with friends, family, and your own small group.

Receive the FREE Discovery Toolkit packed with beautiful printables and our Easter Scripture Reading Plan, plus get FREE access to the 5-session video Bible study filmed on location in the Holy Land by Ray Vander Laan!

Powerful & Timely Message from Dr. Tony Evans

As a nation, we’re all going through a very difficult challenge. But God is always working behind the scenes on our behalf; the coronavirus did not catch Him by surprise.

Dr. Tony Evans gives a powerful and timely message about what it looks like to have hope in very uncertain and even fearful times.

Join us for Brandon Heath Live!

Brandon will have his guitar, he will be taking requests, playing a few covers, and even some new ones. Let him know if there’s a song you want to hear via facebook and he will add your request to the set list.

Every Tuesday at 7:00 PM CT

Join us for the Getty Family Hymn Sing Live!

On Facebook Live (be sure to like our Facebook page for automatic notifications)

Every Tuesday at 7:15 PM CT

The Antidote to Worry

I don’t know if you’ve heard, but there’s a virus going around. In fact, experts call it a pandemic. But I’m not talking about the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis–I’m referring to the virus of worry. Of course, legitimate concern over COVID-19 is fueling our apprehension these days.

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Parenting During the Coronavirus Crisis

These are unprecedented times — schedules are suddenly wide open and home, school, and work are jumbled up like never before. What an opportunity to learn, play, and grow with your children! They’re watching you and need you now more than ever. This topsy-turvy time can be a gift. Make the most of it by connecting with your kids in new, meaningful ways.
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7 Ways to Parent Effectively During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Many families are facing some difficulties during the coronavirus global pandemic. Focus on the Family wants to go alongside families and offer ideas and tools to help during this challenging time. VP of Parenting and Youth Danny Huerta provides 7 ways to survive and thrive when you're home together as a family during the coronavirus outbreak.

FREE Digital Issue of Clubhouse Magazine

Intriguing & entertaining! This kids magazine reinforces traditional values & promotes family closeness with hands-on activities, challenging puzzles and exciting stories. Read the March 2020 issue now for free!

FREE Digital Issue of Clubhouse Jr. Magazine

Faith-filled fun for youngsters providing creative stories, fascinating articles, puzzles, crafts and more. You’ll love the way this bright & colorful kids’ magazine reinforces biblical values. Read the March 2020 issue now for free!

Practical Resources for Teaching Your Kids at Home

Almost overnight, as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic, millions of parents and children have been catapulted into an at-home learning environment.

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Marriage During the Coronavirus Crisis

A crisis situation can bring you and your spouse together — or it can create stress and drive a wedge between you. Strained finances, a lack of intimacy, and tense communication may be some of the challenges you face while you’re homebound. But the messiness of this moment can be the perfect season to serve your spouse and show him or her how much you cherish them.

The Boundless Show Podcast

In Episode 633, Lisa Anderson and Geremy Keaton discuss how we can trust God with our Coronavirus fears. Also: Buying real estate as a young adult and addressing “alone time” with a boyfriend.

Boundless is an award-winning ministry of Focus on the Family with the goal of helping young adults grow up, own their faith, date with purpose and prepare for marriage and family.

How to Practice Social Distancing With Wisdom

(Article from Boundless.org)

Crises usually bring us together; coronavirus is keeping us apart. Here’s how to wisely approach social distancing in the areas of relationships and time management.

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Sanctity of Life

A pro-life worldview isn’t obsolete during times of crisis. In fact, the early Christian church was known for running INTO dangerous situations to help the sick, while the rest of the world was hurrying away. While we protect and look after our own families, let’s continue to care for the vulnerable and display a faith in God that’s more powerful than any virus.
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Download the
I Am Pro-Life Prayer Guide

Pray for the most vulnerable members of our society during this present crisis. Download a printable prayer guide at the link below.

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Engaging the Culture

During this time of uncertainty, it’s more important than ever for Christians to engage the culture. Coronavirus has raised fears and multiplied confusion as nearly all of us have been forced to limit our connection with others. But grounded in God’s Word and compelled by Christ’s love, we can lean in and point family, friends, and neighbors to the hope we have in Jesus.

NYC Mayor Accuses Samaritan’s Purse of Anti-LGBT Bias and Substandard Care

(Article from The Daily Citizen)

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has leveled unfounded accusations at Christian ministry Samaritan’s Purse, claiming that the group will discriminate against LGBT individuals and offer “substandard care” in its field hospital deployed in Central Park.

Crisis Control

(Article from Boundless.org)

Combining these two words, crisis and control, leads me to believe that I can survive any situation as long as I have properly prepared ahead of time. It’s a belief that a mixture of education, experimentation and a knowledge of science can help me understand and even avoid such situations. And very often, this is exactly what happens.