Be encouraged by a child's tender description of heaven, surrounded by peaceful illustrations. Written by a mother who experienced the loss of her child, every page is a poignant gift of hope and healing.
Whether you give care to others as a professional, a volunteer, a relative, or a friend, caregiving can be rewarding and life-affirming. But it can also be draining and exhausting, especially if you neglect your own needs.
Caregiver Therapy shows you how to take care of yourself as you take care of someone else. It invites you to deepen and enrich your caregiving experience - opening your heart to others and opening your spirit to lessons of love and trust.
This important book from the author of Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children (more than 40,000 sold) will help adult children who long for a better relationship with their parents but feel trapped in a never-ending cycle of chaos, crisis, or drama.
With keen insight and a passion to empower adult children, Allison charts a trustworthy roadmap through the often unfamiliar territory of setting boundaries with parents while maintaining personal balance and avoiding burnout. Through the use of professional advice, true stories, and scriptural truth, readers learn how to apply the “6 Steps to SANITY”:
S-STOP your own negative behavior
A-ASSEMBLE a support group
N-NIP excuses in the bud
I-IMPL ... more
We live in the age of aging. Because of this, there are a number of challenges presented to the family--among the most complex is the job of caring for frail parents. Weaving practical help together with personal stories, this book will help people embrace the job of caregiving as an opportunity to learn more about life and God.
A foundation for congregational-based ministry to persons who are grieving. Contending that grief work is actually the responsibility of the congregation, Sunderland says congregations need to experience grief education to carry out their mission. He gives special attention to grief work with children and teenagers and stresses the importance of ongoing grief support groups.
In September 2003, Wanda Scott Bledsoe's husband returned from a church work trip to Mexico with an unexplained weakness that grew worse over the next nine months. In this powerful true story the author interviews her husband as they journey together through his illness. In each chapter she offers her experiences in caring for her husband and his responses to his illness and her care.
Everyday, men and women become caregivers, often without warning. They find themselves feeling lost as they try to figure out how to adapt. They are forced to make choices they hadn't anticipated, much less prepared for. They need help understanding what is expected of them and what they can realistically provide. They need psychological and spiritual support to cope with the new demands being made on their time and energy. Insight, support and refreshment are what God Knows Caregiving Can Pull You Apart offers the dedicated and weary caregiver. These stories provide caregivers with the assurance that they are not alone.
A collection of stories of abortion from the walls of the National Memorial for the Unborn--testimonies from people who have experienced the devastation of abortion and stories of hope about adoption. Offers devotional encouragement, hope, and tender affirmation for all caregivers no matter the disease or situation.
What do we say to a person in crisis? When illness strikes, friends, family, pastors and health professionals may be called on to answer someof life's ultimate questions. How can caregivers deal with the spiritual needs people present to us?
This personal and practical book deals with hard issues and difficult situations that people with serious physical needs confront. Shelly explains howto offer spiritual support to those facing suffering, illness or other crises.
Shelly considers a variety of options available to caregivers, including community, compassionate presence, prayer, Scripture, books, touch an ... more