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Happy Families: Preparing for Emergencies

January 25, 2016

Does your family feel prepared for an emergency? If the answer is no, we can help.

L. Tom Perry taught: “On a daily basis we witness widely fluctuating inflation; wars; interpersonal conflicts; national disasters; variances in weather conditions; innumerable forces of immorality, crime, and violence; attacks and pressures on the family and individuals. … The need for preparation is abundantly clear. The great blessing of being prepared gives us freedom from fear.”

Read more of what Church leaders have said about emergency preparedness here. But where do you start your own preparation? The resources below will provide you with tips and tricks to being prepared for financial, food, and spiritual emergencies.

Financial Preparedness

Self-Reliance: Financially Responsible Families—Bryan Sudweeks, an associate teaching professor of finance at Brigham Young University, talks about how to have a family financial vision.

Gospel Solutions for Families: Family Finances—Financial experts discuss the ways anyone can learn to better manage family finances. Part two is here.

Food Preparedness

Self-Reliance: How to Begin a 3- to 12-Month Food Supply—Food storage blogger Valerie Albrechtsen shares her expert tips on starting a 3- to 12-month food supply.

Self-Reliance: Storing a Water Supply—Information on storing clean, safe drinking water for an emergency.

Spiritual Preparedness

Self-Reliance: Personal Scripture Study—Insights from Stephanie Nielson—Mother, blogger, and burn survivor Stephanie Nielson offers her advice on strengthening yourself with scripture study.

Self-Reliance: Making Family Scripture Study a Priority—Here, Stephanie shares her thoughts on strengthening your family with scripture study.

Self-Reliance: Putting Power in Your Prayers—Al Fox Carraway—Blogger Al Fox Carraway’s tips could change the way you pray and prepare for spiritual trials.