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Aging Successfully: How to Enjoy, Not Just Endure, the Second Half of Life
It makes perfect sense. A pastor who has never been married may have a hard time understanding the gut-wrenching conflicts faced in some marriages. A thirty-year-old pastor may find it even uncomfortable to be with seventy- or eighty-year-olds. But it is time for pastors to dump the old stereotypes and catch up; mix with and get to know some elderly folks.
Perhaps we need to start thinking strategically from oldest-to-youngest rather than youngest-to-oldest.
Some Literary Criticism quotes
We need to change our vocabulary and make sure that no generation is left behind! Welcome their input. If changes are biblically sound and God-directed, patiently cultivate and expect their support. Yet, unfortunately, ageism is alive and well—even in the church. Although it is no longer considered in good taste to make racist or sexist jokes, old age is still fair game.
Ageism is a pervasive, negative attitude toward aging and people who are growing old. So I force them and myself to deal with the separation because, frankly, it's better for all of us. I am more centered when I return home from an evening out, and better able to cope with all of the rigors single parenting involves. The benefits haven't stopped there.
Now they look forward to spending that special time together. My image. Moms can look good, too! Gone are the days when I spent every last dime on my kids and nothing on myself.
The Old-Age Survival Guide: How to Live a Longer, Happier Life
Today I own an extensive wardrobe I do love a sale! Today I make the time. These days my nose is always buried in a book or article whenever I have a spare moment. I want my children to see me as a person other than their mom. I take pride in my appearance.
I have interests apart from parenting —- writing, art, music, and travel, to name only a few. The best part is these are interests we can share and explore together. My attitude.
My best is good enough -- for all of us. I stopped beating myself up for not functioning at one hundred percent one hundred percent of the time. I have my bad days. Everyone does. But I work through my sadness, pessimism, and insecurity and fight for the next day -- a better one. A couple of years ago, my eldest daughter switched sleepaway camps and felt extremely homesick, likely a function of the turmoil back at home as my marriage unraveled.
She felt out of sorts, a feeling I related to when I first became single.
She pleaded to come home, though I was confident camp was the best place for her, away from our then troubled family life. I insisted she tough it out, reminding her she is a "smart, strong, beautiful, independent woman" Freaky Friday, I made her repeat this mantra over and over each time we communicated. As I convinced my daughter of her strength, I convinced myself of my own.
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My daughter stuck it out through a difficult time, and so did I. My answer. Lately I say it even more than I say "yes". No, we do not have the money this month. No, we do not have time today. No, you cannot wake me at all hours of the night for non-emergencies. This is Part 2.
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Part 1 is here. Often, the key to succeeding at something big is to break it into its tiniest pieces and focus on how to succeed at just one piece. When we examined procrastination , we talked about how a great achievement is just what a long series of unremarkable tasks looks like from far away. In the pixel post , we looked at a human life up close and saw that it was just an ordinary Wednesday, again and again and again—and that achieving life happiness was all about learning to be happy on a routine weekday. I think the same idea applies to marriage.
From afar, a great marriage is a sweeping love story, like a marriage in a book or a movie. To endure 20, days with another human being and do so happily, there are three key ingredients necessary:. But with certain friends, the time is so high-quality, so interesting, and so fun that they pass the Traffic Test.