Remember Elizabeth Smart? Now she's twenty-one and about to leave on an LDS mission. By all accounts, she is a graceful, talented, accomplished, and strong young woman. Last week she testified in court and revealed more about the horror of her nine-month abduction.
I can't stop thinking about her ability to rebound after that devastating experience. What depth of faith she must have as she approaches her mission. And her family. Their unceasing efforts kept her in the public eye so that a policeman on the street could recognize her and bring her home. They were strong enough to remain unified during those terrible nine months, and then strong enough to help Elizabeth rejoin the family afterwards.
In those circumstances, many families would crumble and fail. What can I do to build a family strong enough to weather any storm?