In His Loving Hands – A Christian Guide for Caregivers
Did you know that many caregivers die of serious illnesses before the loved ones they are caring for? It is true! While there is no given proof, it is believed that the stress of caregiving may contribute to the cause. That stress is not only from the minute-by-minute responsibilities and physical demands placed on them, but also the burden of their own daily needs, their doubts, and the despair they encounter in the decision-making processes.
This book reveals the gamut of emotions and spiritual struggles a caregiver often trudges through when dealing with an individual who has dementia. It is intended as a guide and encouragement to the families and loved ones who walk the dark valley of dementia on a daily basis. May they realize how Christ’s love is played out step-by-step and understand that the emotions, the tears, and the heartbreak can lead to God’s peace and goodness in the midst of the struggles. This book is not intended to be just a one-time read but a book they can refer to often as they go through the various phases of the caregiving process.
I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power…to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
JAN BRUNETTE is a public speaker, freelance writer, Bible study leader, and published author. She serves in various areas of women’s ministries, makes quilts for family and friends, and is proud of her role as mother, stepmother and grandmother. Deep within her heart is the longing to share Christ with those who desire to grow in His love through the study of God’s word. In addition she yearns to encourage others who struggle with their faith in times of crisis and difficulty. Her greatest love is to embrace the love that Christ has for her through His victory on the cross and resurrection. Her motto: Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever (Psalm 73:25-26)