7 Tips For Overcoming Family Hardships
By Hillary Fields
In the new movie "Not Easily Broken," based on the bestselling novel by T.D. Jakes and arriving in theaters January 9th, family hardships are highlighted in dramatic fashion by the relationship of Dave and Clarice Johnson. After years of quietly growing apart, their marriage is further tested both by outside events and the inner ambivalence each of them feels. Dave finds himself alienated in his daily life and unfulfilled in his career, while the usually independent Clarice finds him pulling away just when a car accident leaves her surprisingly vulnerable and in need of his attention. Their goals and desires aren't meshing, despite the love that drew them together in the beginning. Ultimately, the choices Dave and Clarice make in the face of these difficulties will test the bonds they've forged in ways they never dreamed. Only faith and deep devotion can set their family back on track.
Essentially, "Not Easily Broken" asks us all the same question, "What do you do when your family is in crisis?" Well, there are many ways to handle family hardships. Here are a few productive suggestions.