The Overwhelmed Woman's Guide to Caring for Aging Parents
Updated! Second Edition with Study Guide
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This is the combined story of dozens of adult children and how they learned to cope with the shift from taker to giver. It’s real. Sometimes poignant. Sometimes gut-wrenching. It’s your story, too. --Identify the emotional and spiritual issues you might face --Grapple with real-life dilemmas of caregiving families—families like yours. --Be encouraged by stories from caregivers who’ve lived it, biblical examples that are amazingly relevant, and professional insights explained clearly in laymen’s terms. This Tenth Anniversary Expanded Edition features never-before told stories, an up-to-date resource list, and a Study Journal to chronicle your journey for future generations.
Comforting Words for Caregivers
... and those they love

During her father's final illness, Julie-Allyson Ieron and her mother decided what they needed to hear the most was truth from God's Word. The reflections in this booklet are based on Scriptures that they found uplifting. These words will comfort you as well, as you give care to those facing illness, tragedy, or loss of any kind. If you or someone you love needs encouragement, this pocket-sized booklet may be the beginning you need.
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Be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.–1 Corinthians 15:58 NLT
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Be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.–1 Corinthians 15:58 NLT

Julie's written a remarkable book that reminds me I'm not alone in my wrestling with how best to honor and care for aging parents. Not only does she unpack this incredibly complex issue from a biblical perspective, but she also provides practical advice for navigating the emotional landmines and medical and financial considerations inherent in this life stage.

Jane Johnson Struck
Today's Christian Woman; MOMSense

I found myself drawn into these pages, deeply moved by the weaving together of contemporary stories, excellent research, and compelling biblical truth. For those on the caregiving journey, here is a guide that is practical, compassionate and wise. And it is profoundly Christian. I am glad to recommend it to you."

Dr. Ray Pritchard
Keep Believing Ministries
Author, The Healing Power of Forgiveness, An Anchor for the Soul
Sensitive, compassionate, supportive and down to earth; this book will refresh and sustain care-givers in their quiet ministry that honors Christ and will bring great reward.”

Colin Smith, Senior Pastor
The Orchard Evangelical Free Church
Author, Ten Keys to Unlocking the Bible
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“Like you, I wear many hats. I’m an author, a conference speaker, a worship minister … But the most important of all my roles is that I’m a caregiver.”

In each edition of Pressed into Care, you’ll find 30 impassioned, daily readings that will uplift, encourage and re-energize you for the task of caring for those you love, as they move through the stages of aging.
“Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing” (John 15:4-5).

I spent this morning teaching an adult Bible fellowship group at our church. My topic was John 15:1-10. What a beautiful and jam-packed passage. Our Lord, just before going to Gethsemane and then to the cross, so lovingly addressed His followers. He challenged them. He comforted them. He reminded them of all He’d been modeling before them throughout His years of ministry.

Faithful caregiver, exhausted patient, in the drudgery and life-sapping tasks, you probably have no problem with the concept that your strength isn’t sufficient for the day.
I know there have been many days, humanly speaking, when the demands on me far surpass my energy stores. You may be living one of those today.

But Jesus didn’t tell us that we couldn’t do much apart from being connected to Him. He didn’t say, there are some things that you’ll need a little help doing. He didn’t say, sometimes you’ll want to plug into me for a little extra something. No! He said, “Without me, your best efforts will amount to nothing.”

Nothing? Really, Jesus? Okay, so sometimes, I forget to get recharged or to ask for Your direction. But it all counts for nothing? That’s a drastic diagnosis to give me when I’m trying so hard! But the good news is that in Christ, through Christ, and by Christ, our labors will be more productive than we could ever imagine.
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