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Getting Out of Survival Mode - Family Life Class

Getting out of Survival Mode
By Jeff Hunt

Do you ever wish there was just one more hour in each day? 7 extra hours a week? 365 extra hours a year? What would you do with your extra hour a day? Would you spend more time with your spouse, kids, friends; watch more TV, Netflix, Hulu; check out Instagram, facebook, twitter, put your child in another activity; read a book; work out more; or just breathe and rest?

As I observe our current society, I think most people would say they would like to rest or spend an extra hour with family and friends. In reality, most of us would cram another activity or event into this extra hour. Why is it that people often struggle to slow down while feeling like we are barely surviving each day? The bigger question is how do you slow down from your current pace of life? If you really think about it, most of the activities and events that take up our time are not bad.

My wife, Nikki, and I have been wrestling with this question for years in our own lives. In our careers, we have observed the stress level in families rising which is taking a toll on parents and their children. Psalm 90:12 says, “So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” Life flies by so fast!  How do we balance between the idea of not wanting to miss out on anything and not killing ourselves with exhaustion.

Nikki and I would like to invite you to this summer’s Family Life Class, “Getting out of Survival Mode” where we discuss practical tools on how to navigate the crazy, busy life.  The class is on Sunday evenings from 5:00-6:30 pm and kicks off this Sunday. Cost for the class is $10 & childcare is available for $15 per child (covers all 5 weeks).

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If you have any questions or if cost is an issue for the class, please contact me at or 512.990.7777.