When Your Aging Parent Needs Care: Practical Help for this Season of Life (Harvest House)
In nearly a quarter of households in the US, someone is caring for an aging parent. Yet few of us are trained caregivers, and our attempts often seem inadequate. Authors Candy Arrington and Kim Atchley know from personal experience what it’s like to provide care.
With compassion and guidance, they partner with readers to walk them through the often challenging demands of
- understanding your aging parent’s perspective on illness, aging, and giving up control
- helping your parent with limited mobility, memory, and resources
- effectively organizing forms, prescriptions, care, housing, and finances
- finding personal balance by nurturing their own health, faith, and family
This indispensable resource of hope gives readers the support and direction they need to be spiritually, physically, and emotionally prepared for what they face day by day.
AFTERSHOCK: Help, Hope, and Healing in the Wake of Suicide (B & H Publishing Group)
Every Seventeen Minutes, Someone, Somewhere Chooses Death . . .
In the wake of this horrific decision, people are left behind…people like you—wives who needed their husbands, children who depended on their mothers, parents who loved their teenager, and friends who never saw it coming. Millions of lives are affected annually when people around the globe from all socio-economic levels, ethnic groups, and religions decide suicide is the only viable option. Left behind are the survivors.
So, where do you go from here? How do you escape the feelings of guilt, fear, frustration, abandonment, and anger? How do you begin to heal and rebuild your life? Although suicide is a devastating life crisis, you can recover and go on. AFTERSHOCK: Help, Hope, and Healing in the Wake of Suicide is a resource to help you start the process. This book contains stories of real people who are survivors of suicide. Read of their losses, struggles, and triumphs. Learn from others who have journeyed the path you are on now—a path not of your own choosing.
AFTERSHOCK will aid you in processing the complicated emotions surrounding suicide. It will encourage you and remind you that you are not alone in your grief. Perhaps your connection to suicide is not the personal loss of a loved one, but you want to understand and minister to someone dealing with a suicide loss.
AFTERSHOCK will give you practical ways to help. Or maybe you are concerned that someone you care about is suicidal. AFTERSHOCK provides clues to suicidal thought patterns and behaviors so you can act as an intervener or know when you need to get in touch with professionals.