Should we be very honest with dementia sufferers in the name of truth, even if the facts will hurt if not devastate them? Or should we lie, to keep them blissfully unaware? This article explains how neither option seems to wholly show love for our neighbour, and that the gospel offers a different approach. It explains what it means in these contexts to speak the truth in love, to show respect and compassion to those suffering.
The author offers words of encouragement from God’s Word to those who care for people suffering from dementia.
Many Christians set their sights on retirement, which is the world's suggested substitute for heaven since they do not believe that there will be one beyond the grave. What a strange thing for a Christian to set his sights on: many years of play and idleness. Is there not another way of service? This article is about practicing evangelism in retirement.
Not all widows are aged, but most are. This article offers insights and advice to help believers as well as those providing pastoral care minister more effectively to widows.
The author provides simple and clear advice for those who make pastoral visits to believers with dementia.
This article gives advice to those who are providing counseling or pastoral care to believers who have dementia, and their families.
This article draws on the writing of Puritan pastor, Richard Baxter, to offer advice, in “alphabetical order,” to those who must provide pastoral care to the aging.
This article encourages the church to take note of senior members, and to care for them well.
This article shows how Christian retirement can be a time for self-absorption instead of kingdom service. It lists five errors many make when thinking about retirement.
Old age has its own sorrows. This article discusses five of them.
Old age should not be burdensome. This article explains the joy that accompanies old age.
Do you think of your retirement as a time in leisure? Have you considered that old age brings with it greater responsibility? This article explains five responsibilities of old age.
Taking hold of God's promises, using opportunities well, possessing humility, developing contentment and applying biblical wisdom are the ingredients to facing old age full of joy instead of regret.