Resilience is the strength of spirit to recover from adversity. When we experience disappointment, loss, or tragedy, we find hope and courage to carry on. Humor lightens the load when it seems to heavy. We overcome obstacles by tapping into a deep well of faith and endurance. At times of loss, we come together for comfort. We grieve and then move on. We create new memories. We discern the learning that can come from hardship. We don’t cower in the face of challenge. We engage fully in the dance of life.

In Family Life

Resilience within a family manifests itself as a collective strength to withstand adversity and navigate challenges with unwavering support and unity. Resilience is reflected in the ability to adapt to changing circumstances, learn from setbacks, and grow together. It is demonstrated through open and honest communication, where family members share their burdens and emotions, providing a safe space for one another to express vulnerability.

Resilience in the family is the determination to weather storms as a cohesive unit, find solutions, and foster hope even in adversity. In resilient families, love and solidarity are the bedrock upon which they build their unwavering ability to overcome life’s trials, emerging stronger and more connected than ever.


That which does not destroy, strengthens.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

 The Practice of Resilience

  • When trouble comes, I stay strong.
  • I have the flexibility to bounce back.
  • I have the faith to overcome.
  • I find comfort in community.
  • I trust hardship to cultivate my character.
  • I fully engage in living.