IT TAKES HUMILITY before God to build and maintain healthy relation- ships at any age. If you seek first to understand another person, you are more likely to be understood. Make an effort to put yourself in the place of someone in a different generation and humbly ask God to give you new insight. Then as you and your loved one journey together, keep in mind an important rule for nurturing your relationship: Compliment each other openly and often; confront privately and infrequently.
Voices of Aging: Adult Children and Aging Parents Talk with God
From page 42 of Voices of Aging: Adult Children and Aging Parents Talk with God by Missy Buchanan. Copyright © 2015 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
What do you appreciate most about older adults? What do you appreciate most about youth? Share your thoughts.
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time.
—1 Peter 5:6, NRSV
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Dear Lord, Give me eyes to see beyond the stresses of my current situation.
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