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Caring for Our Aging Parents : Lessons in Love, Loss, and Letting Go (Paperback) (Michele Howe)
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In Caring for Our Aging Parents, Michele Howe provides
practical and necessary guidance to help readers navigate the
uncertain and emotional territory of caring for elderly parents.
This book addresses the mental and emotional aspects of
growing older, and offers sound biblical advice on how to care
for your loved ones with positivity and respect.
Caring for Our Aging Parents will guide adult individuals who are
facing the obvious and subtle changes that take place as their
parents age. It addresses a variety of mental, emotional, physical,
and spiritual areas of decline. Readers will learn how to deal more
effectively with their own emotional responses to these ever altering
shifts in their parents’ personalities with good grace and by
utilizing sound biblical principles.
This resource offers real life stories of individuals who have found
positive and life-affirming methods to communicating respectfully
and lovingly to their aged parents. Readers will also be heartened
to find practical suggestions for mending broken relationships and
gaining new ground with their parents, even when their past has
been checkered by pain and difficulty.
Chapters Include: They’re My Parents Too, Love and Respect
Defined, When Finances Become Deal Breakers, Learning to Let
Go of the Past, Focusing on the Eternal When the Temporal Feels
Too Painful, Seeing Older Parents Through the Lens of Grace,
Recognizing Your Parents’ Personalities May Completely Disappear,
Gently Challenging Parents to Keep Using Their Gifts and Talents,
Sharing Your Faith with Unbelieving Parents, and many more.