Articles by Todd Martin
By Winnie Lui with Todd Martin
November 13, 2020
Winnie Lui reports on research by Trinity Western sociologist Todd Martin revealing that around the world even the hardships of the pandemic have become sources of family strength.
The challenges will be better overcome by some families compared to others, Martin says, meaning they'll be a test of individual family health and resiliency rather than a catalyst for families to become unhealthy As provinces endure the second wave of the pandemic and reimpose increased restrictions, the prolonged isolation can grow more and more difficult to overcome, Martin foresees a ripple effect of potential harm: "You're going to see both an increase of mental health challenges that go undiagnosed and untreated—and you're also going to see how these issues play out in family and social circles In studies of cultures around the world, Martin and his colleagues witnessed family resiliency and determined that COVID-19 has actually brought many closer together