block. Or a nice long talk on a dif-ficult;day.;Or;watching;their;kids;so
Mom and Dad can have some time
come;by;when;your;children;have;spe-cial needs). Encourage, exhort, pray,
encourage, challenge—oh, and did I
Don’t underestimate the value of doing something
simple that takes a burden off their shoulders!
evaluate of all the needs, spiritual needs
are also perhaps the most important. The
branches of a tree can withstand drought,
nected to the trunk. But take them from
their source—their roots—and they
will soon wither and die. Even in calm
times, we need an intimate connection
Christ’s constant concern, love, and re-
the midst of a crisis, but what about
the child, for Mom and Dad and their
marriage, for siblings and extended
family.;Everyone;in;the;family;is;im-pacted,;and;everyone;needs;a;refresh-ing of God’s Spirit on a regular basis.
concern and love for them in a special
way through your heartfelt prayers.
This is one of the greatest kindnesses
• Everyone responds differently to a
tough situation. Give them room to
have reactions that are hard to understand.
a card, email, or message on Twitter
or Facebook—anything that encourages them in their faith. Share a hug, a
on the situation.
Most important of all, do not underestimate the value of a simple, or a
Share freely and lovingly, meeting the
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