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Were Stronger Than We Look$12.99Add to cart
Caregiver, are you overwhelmed? Do you secretly have bouts of despair, bitterness, and even hopelessness?
As a caregiver, you run the risk of disappearing. Your time goes overwhelmingly to the needs of your loved one. Your relationships get strained, and your challenges and anxieties are difficult to articulate. It’s easier to just keep your head down and do what must be done.
What’s more, you probably didn’t sign up for this role or train for it. And yet here you are, reliving the trauma that got you here, providing support you didn’t know you had in you to give, struggling with fatigue, making critical, life-altering decisions, and yearning for the community you had that has changed or disappeared.
Rich in stories and unflinchingly pragmatic, We’re Stronger than We Look is an invitation to look up and remember the life you’ve been given, the image of God that you bear, and the assurance that God loves you as much as you love the person entrusted to your care. This message is delivered by a caregiver who, while writing this helpful book, has cared for her paraplegic husband, who was suddenly disabled in a bicycling accident.
In The Lingering Light$14.99Add to cart
Alzheimer’s is a particularly cruel disease. It robs us of the people we love–slowly, subtly, but unrelentingly. Our love for them is tested as their needs increase and their recall decreases, and our own needs suffer neglect as more and more of our time and attention is given to our loved one. Cynthia Fantasia is a caregiver. In this deeply understanding and empowering work she walks you through the landscape of caregiving–for your loved one and for yourself. She introduces you to friends and fellow travelers who offer their own words of empathy and insight. And she slowly, subtly, but unrelentingly empowers you to live well as you care for your loved one in the lingering light.
Bring Each Other Home$14.99Add to cart
“Walk with him” was the heavenly command the author received after her beloved mate was diagnosed with dementia. Let this caregiver take you along on her trek through a puzzling maze of challenges where she receives assistance and encouragement. This book offers inspiration, enlightenment to those caring for someone with a long-term illness.
Reluctant Caregiver : Navigating The Turmoil Of The Sandwich Generation$17.99Add to cart
Some say courage is fear that has said its prayers.
Bobbi may be married with two grown children, but the child inside still fears and resents the attacks and tirades of her ninety-year-old mother, now afflicted with dementia. While still a teenager, Bobbi was disowned by her mother. How can she now take on the role of caregiver?
Bobbi seeks escape from the task, but gradually realizes that Jesus has a greater goal in mind than teaching her to be a caregiver. Crisis after crisis forces Bobbi to turn to Jesus for help, all the while testing to see if his promises can be taken literally. Is he in charge? Will he work things out? Is his plan perfect?
Nancy’s erratic behaviour and moods punctuate the ensuing year. Stripped of any illusion that she can cope on her own, Bobbi finds her faith rewarded in unpredictable ways. Her journey of anxiety and failure also comes with insights and small but important victories. She tells the story candidly, often humorously, as she comes to a deeper understanding of dementia, her mother, and most of all, Jesus.
Read and weep. Laugh and pray. Gain courage and perspective of your own!