“30 Days of Hope When Caring for Aging Parents” Launch Material

Thank you for your willingness to help spread the word about “30 Days of Hope When Caring for Aging Parents.” This is a private page, made available only to those who are helping with promotion of this new book. You’ll find images, blog posts, and social media shareables. Feel free to use any or all. Once or multiple times! I so appreciate any help you can give.

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Caring for Aging Parents

Book Description to Share

No one prepared us for this! And yet, here we are, struggling to navigate the parent/child role-reversal. The emotional, physical, relational, and spiritual tolls can be daunting. 30 Days of Hope for Parenting Your Parents goes to the Bible to find hope and encouragement. This 30-day devotional and quiet time guide combines Scripture, biblical insight, life experience, reflection questions, and prayer prompts to help the reader rest in God’s strength during this challenging season of life.

Articles available for Guest Posts

If you have a blog, I’d be honored to be your guest! Below are 7 articles to choose from. All are excerpted from the book. I’d also be happy to provide a book for a giveway!

We Don’t Have What it Takes to Care for Our Parents (533 words)  – Caring for aging and ill parents is not easy. In fact some days it feels impossible. But, praise God, by His power and grace, God gives us everything we need to live a life that pleases Him.

Can I Parent and Honor My Parents? (393 words)  Caring for aging or ill parents means a major role reversal. Is it possible to honor my parents while in many ways I’m parenting them?

What Do We Do Now? (604 words)  – For most of us, this is uncharted territory. How do we know what’s best? And what do we do when what our parents want is not necessarily what’s best for them. Thankfully, God willingly shares His wisdom.

Getting Out of God’s Way (652 words)  – Our great God never wastes anything – including our caregiving journey. God wants to use this experience to do something in us. If we cooperate, it will be a tool in His hand to shape our character and refine our faith.

Losing Them Before They’re Gone (542 words)  – Our parents are not the same people they used to be. Our relationship with our parents is not what it once was. Although we grieve that loss, we can find joy in the relationship we do have and help them enjoy the life they have today.

Unity in the Caregiving Family (667 words)  – While not easy, we can find unity with our extended family in the way we care for our parents.

Holding On to Hope (571 words)  – Sometimes our parents’ physical circumstances will not get better. Not in this life. Praise God we have an eternal hope that far outweighs these light and momentary struggles.

Endorsements for “30 Days of Hope When Caring for Aging Parents”

Individual endorsements could be shared as social media posts or added to a guest blog!

PDF of all endorsements

“Kathy Howard’s 30 Days of Hope When Caring for Aging Parents is a heartening companion for anyone from early to later stages of caregiving for parents. With tenderness, grace, and honesty, she comes alongside the caregiver with under- standing and insight in these daily devotions. The questions for reflection are both practical and poignant.”

—Cynthia Ruchti, author of more than twenty books, including As My Parents Age

“I wish I could have had Kathy Howard’s book when I cared for two elderly women: my mother and my mother-in-law, who had Lewy body dementia. I could have benefitted from this book and not felt so alone and without support. I know 30 Days of Hope When Caring for Aging Parents will make a significant impact on the many caring for those with dementia or being a caregiver in any way. She offers encouragement, knowledge, inspiration, and hope. I will be referring it often.”

—Kathy Collard Miller, speaker and author of many books, including Pure-Hearted: e Blessings of Living Out God’s Glory

“We are in the middle of the hardest life stage so far—caring for aging parents— and it is only by the grace and strength of God that we are able to daily rise to this most difficult honor of giving love and care to parents who can no longer care for themselves. Kathy Howard, a fellow traveler on this road of care giving, kindly, compassionately, and honestly shares practical hope and help. 30 Days of Hope When Caring for Aging Parents connects us to the God of hope. Daily, through Kathy’s poignant and inspiring devotionals, God breathes life and light into the heart of the caregiver.”

—Pam and Bill Farrel, co-directors of Love-Wise, authors of forty-five books, including bestselling Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti and Discovering Hope in the Psalms: A Creative Bible Study Experience (coauthored by Pam Farrel, Jean E. Jones, and Karla Dornacher)

“As one who cared for my mother for twelve years, I truly appreciated reading this excellent book. I clearly remember how exhausting those caregiving times can be and how much we need a word of hope to help carry us through. 30 Days of Hope When Caring for Aging Parents is the ideal book for such a time, with short but personal devotionals that strengthen and encourage. And, of course, each devotional points readers to the One who is Himself the ultimate Caregiver, whose infinite love and grace sustains all who turn to Him.”

—Kathi Macias, author of more than fifty books, including To the Moon and Back and A Husband’s Christmas Prayer

“Finally! A book I can recommend for caregivers and the book I wish I had while caregiving for my mother-in-law! 30 Days of Hope When Caring for Aging Parents by Kathy Howard is a unique gift that instills hope, reminds caregivers that they’re not alone, and inspires joy in the trenches of the caregiving journey. With real and relatable stories, personal reflection, prayer prompts, and Scripture that readers can cling to and be strengthened by, Kathy provides caregivers with a much-needed resource. I highly recommend 30 Days of Hope When Caring for Aging Parents for caregivers, small groups that focus on caregivers, and to give as a gift to every caregiver you know and love.”

—Stephanie Shott, national Bible teacher, author, and president of The MOM Initiative

“Theology must connect with reality and the promises of God must find expression in the trials of life. 30 Days of Hope When Caring for Aging Parents is a book that brings the resources of God to bear upon the painful realities of life. The reader will find great hope, divine strength, and Christ-like compassion as they assist parents on the final stretch of their journey toward home.”

—Dr. Mel Blackaby, senior pastor, First Baptist Jonesboro, GA

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