Today’s highly interesting read (04/16/2023): HOW RELIGIOUS FAMILIES THRIVED DURING COVID

On this Sunday today’s read is from BYU researchers David Dollahite, Spencer James, and Loren Marks and Utah State doctoral student Heather Kelley. Here’s an excerpt:

Imagine yourself, several years from now, having a conversation with your five-year-old child or grandchild. They look up at you with shining eyes and ask, 

“[Mom/Dad/Grandma/Grandpa], what was it like in 2020?”

Wow, what a loaded question.

What would your reaction be? How would you respond? Would you tell them about the natural disasters and the political tension? Would you joke about the toilet paper shortage and the empty shelves at the grocery store? Would you share the fears and worries you faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic?

As you rattle on about the complexities of 2020, your child/grandchild interrupts you and asks, “But wasn’t there anything good that happened during COVID?”

This question is the same one we pose to you.

Read the column in its entirety here.

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