Help! My Loved One Has Dementia

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“Many books on dementia offer information and practical guidance, but rarely do they invite readers into the heartbreak of this disease with such honesty, vulnerability, and hope as Karen Martin’s Memorable Loss: A Story of Friendship in the Face of Dementia.” - TGC

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Responsibility for True Widows

Reposted from Rooted Thinking.

1 Timothy 5:3-16 is packed with implications for local churches and especially older saints but is rarely discussed. Economic prosperity often buries this rich and very practical passage. It may be that many churches that have not taken this passage seriously because of prosperity will soon do so.

I encourage you to take the time to read these verses carefully before continuing: 1 Timothy 5:3-16.1

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The Challenge of Honoring Our Aging Parents

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“There is a larger purpose for their life in God’s sovereignty, even if they aren’t ‘contributing,’ even in suffering, even if we cannot see it. Supporting them as they experience difficulties is one of the ways God shapes us to become more Christ-like.” - IFWE

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New Zealand Referendum Says yes to Euthanasia

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“Euthanasia will be legalized in New Zealand….It will allow people suffering a terminal illness with less than six months to live to end their life. However, the final results will not be released until next week.” - MCD

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A Pastor’s Perspective on Senior Adult Ministries

My wife Faith teaches a college class at Faith Baptist Bible College called Ministering to the Aging. She invited me to speak in her class. It was the first time I wrote down my thoughts on senior adult ministries in the church. Below are my notes. I added some ideas as I spoke that are not included here. I hope this perspective may be helpful.

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"Do Not Cast Me Off in the Time of Old Age"

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“Inevitably, a genuinely Christian vision of aging and the aged will represent a counter-thrust against the spirit of the age.”
Albert Mohler on society’s attitudes toward the aging:
Part One
Part Two

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