Caring for aging parents is complex and challenging even under the best of circumstances. How do we help them and remain sane when distance, dementia, depression, disaster, divorce, disintegrated relationships, deteriorating health, and discouragement set in? Thankfully, God’s Word guides us in this important work, starting with the all-important truth that our parents, like us, are image bearers of God.
Pastor Byron Peters shares that God’s Word calls us to compassionate care for our parents as they age, and that God will be helping us as we seek to honor and help them. He also shares practical principles that can guide us while we seek to honor our parents as they transition from independence to dependence. In addition to financial planning and health care concerns, we are ultimately reminded that God is near to the brokenhearted and will provide a rich supply of grace to parents and caregivers alike in this challenging season.
Byron Peters, MDiv, serves as Pastor of Christ Community Church (PCA) in Chapel Hill, NC, and previously served on staff with Cru. He also helped launch Hope Counseling Services in Chapel Hill, NC. Byron is the author of Caring for an Aging Parent. He and his wife Ruby Bea have been married for over thirty years and have four children.
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