Opinion | Family
How to Stay Married When You’re Stuck Between Needy Teens and Aging Parents
When my father fell ill, these three tools helped sustain my faith—and my marriage.
Opinion | Family. How to Stay Married When You're Stuck Between Needy Teens and Aging Parents. When my father fell ill, these three tools helped sustain my faith—and my marriage.
Excerpt | Discipleship
Delivering a Stillborn Baby Taught Me the Transience of Death
When I found out about my daughter's condition, I felt the destruction of my plans and hopes. But this place of limitation also revealed God’s profound love.
understanding of personhood, sex, gender, conception, pregnancy, and birth; with the ways in which we perceive our bodies and appreciate beauty; and with aging, physical decay, and
Opinion | Discipleship
Move Over, Sex and Drugs. Ease Is the New Vice.
Do modern amenities make it tough for us to embody God’s love?
Truth be told, marriage can find me tired and wishing to be left alone. My aging mother is growing forgetful, repeating tired stories over the phone when I'm under a deadline.
Opinion | Sexuality
We Don’t Age Out of Our SexualitySubscriber access only
Balancing love, desire, and the demands of midlife.
brother and sister.”. At the episode's end, the older couple has a tender conversation about whether their aging bodies would be desirable. The pair's
Opinion | Sexuality
The Pro-Life Call to Remember our ‘Old Acquaintance’Subscriber access only
Seeing the aged as a blessing rather than a burden.
The elderly will have an economic impact on the rest of us, as an aging population produces a rise in the “older dependency ratio.” Once the Baby Boomers all reach retirement age
Opinion | Discipleship
Your Best Years Are Not Behind You
God needs willing workers, not necessarily young ones.
wonder. And age? It doesn't matter. In our youth-seduced culture, aging is bemoaned and belittled. Wrinkles are reviled. Gray hairs are camouflaged.
Opinion | Church
We’re Not Getting Any YoungerSubscriber access only
Our culture loves youth and fears age. Here’s what faith has to say.
In this cultural milieu, some of us predictably panic at the prospect of exchanging the “good years” for the “inevitable” deterioration and obsoleteness of aging.
Opinion | Discipleship
Middle-Aged Women Face a Crisis of Discipleship
Are churches missing out on discipling those in midlife?
Additionally, many older women (especially retirees with time on their hands) are actively involved in ministry outside the church, caregiving an aging relative or volunteering in the
A Stroke Freed Me to Redefine BeautySubscriber access only
Former model Katherine Wolf reveals how a nearly fatal experience altered her faith.
When we don't live for the eternal, we seek satisfaction in the temporal, which is ultimately unsatisfying. In this world, aging is often seen in a negative light.
Opinion | Discipleship
Why Your Deflated Retirement Dream Might Be God’s Open DoorSubscriber access only
After losing my safety net, I see retirement as meaningful vocation, not permanent vacation.
who are to come” (Ps. 71:18). It is a prayer we need to pray in the church as we expand the conversation on vocation and aging. It is a prayer that shapes
Opinion | Sexuality
Sex, Drugs, and Getting OldSubscriber access only
The cost of turning to prescriptions promising to keep us young.
Physiological changes that accompany the aging process increasingly appear to us as medical problems to be treated with costly medical solutions.
Opinion | Family
The Unique FOMO of MotherhoodSubscriber access only
Living in the tension between my dreams and my family’s needs.
Because she is aging, she contends that the clothing she donned in her 20s and 30s is no longer appropriate at 47. The same holds true for her lifestyle, she says.
The Casserole-Toting Church Ladies Hold the Secret To HappinessSubscriber access only
I found unexpected heroes—and a model for faithful living—in the elderly women at my church.
Several years ago, a small, aging congregation in our town shut its doors for the last time, and its members drove a few miles down the road to join our church.
Opinion | Family
How Grandparenting Redeemed Our FamilySubscriber access only
This Father’s Day, I celebrate my parents’ choice to move close to my kids.
No longer serving in the “sandwich generation” role of caring for their own aging parents, my parents are exercising their freedom by spending their golden years close to my girls.
Opinion | former TCW issue
The Beautiful Truth About Being a BurdenSubscriber access only
God designed my disability not to make me “independent,” but “interdependent.”
In order to grow in Christ, God presents us with inconvenient and unwanted interruptions to our plans—it could be a life-altering disability or dementia of an aging parent.
Opinion | Sexuality
Becoming a First-Time Mom at Age 41Subscriber access only
How later-in-life motherhood renewed my youth.
How later-in-life motherhood renewed my youth.
Opinion | Sexuality
Fear of Missing Out Isn't Just a SeasonSubscriber access only
FOMO is real, and it takes on a new dimension at midlife.
FOMO is real, and it takes on a new dimension at midlife.
Opinion | Sexuality
Parented by GrandparentsSubscriber access only
The challenges of caretaking in middle age present new opportunities for outreach.
comforting. Boomers hear a lot about the stresses of the "sandwich generation," caught between caring for aging parents while still raising our own families.
Opinion | Sexuality
What Vacation Bible School Looks Like in a Nursing HomeSubscriber access only
We found some new VBS students: My grandmother and her friends.
We found some new VBS students: My grandmother and her friends.
Opinion | Church
The Latino Protestants In Our BackyardsSubscriber access only
The church has the chance to learn from our immigrant neighbors.
This means spending years away from loved ones, in some cases from parents or children. While living in this country, Latinos worry what will happen to their aging parents and family.