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Voices of Aging

Voices of Aging

Adult Children and Aging Parents Talk with God  

by Missy Buchanan
Caregiving Older Adults

Voice of the younger: "I wish my mother understood that there are only 24 hours in my day."

Voice of the older: "I don't want to be a burden to my family."

Missy Buchanan offers a compassionate look at adult children and their parents as they face the fears and frustrations of aging. She invites both generations to stand in each other's shoes in a series of 20 scenarios presented as paired conversations with God.

Each reading includes a scenario, scripture passage, suggestions for dealing with difficult circumstances, and a prayer.

Topics addressed include:

  • Doing the Best I Can
  • Parent/Child Roles
  • Chronic Health Problems
  • Finances
  • Dignity
  • Boundaries

Your heart will be softened as you experience new understanding and discover ways to talk about sensitive subjects.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-8358-1366-2
Publisher: The Upper Room
Imprint: Upper Room Books
Publication Date: 02/01/2015
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 9.0000 x 6.0000 x 0.1990

Missy Buchanan, an advocate for older adults, is an internationally recognized author and speaker on issues of aging faithfully. With thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook, Buchanan provides daily insight and encouragement for the journey of aging. She enjoys weekly visits (digital visits and phone calls during the COVID pandemic) with older adult friends in senior living communities. Buchanan is the author of multiple books, a devotional calendar, and a devotional journal. She lives with her husband, Barry, in Rockwall, TX. They have three adult children and four grandchildren.

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