2020 has been a year that made us feel deeply human.
A global pandemic coming fast on the heels of Hurricane Dorian brought unprecedented social change. Though war, natural disasters, famine, migration, even plagues have occurred throughout human history, it has been a very long time since the very underpinnings of society have been universally disrupted.
Interestingly, 2020 makes exactly two hundred years since the Industrial Revolution. 1820 marked the beginning of an era when families left farms for factories, and the country for city life.
As work became increasingly mechanized, families in developed countries gradually delegated the responsibility for educating their children to institutions. People migrated to urban centers, leaving fields that had sustained them for centuries. The ways families interacted, developed, ate, and learned, all shifted.
But two centuries later, 2020 may be remembered as the year that families came back home.
Though the pandemic up-ended school and work, culture and worship, friendship and community, it also presented unique opportunities for the family to reconnect, rethink, and reset itself.
Our new series, Growing Strong At Home, examines searching questions:
How can individual families thrive in seasons of intense social pressure ?
Are there principles and skills that can help us nurture stability?
In times like these, how can families initiate healthy responses rather than resisting change?
Join us as we explore innovative ideas. We’ll meet families who are thinking outside the box, and growing stronger at home.