On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave shares about his dad’s dementia and his mom’s Alzheimer’s and considers availing of the means of grace personally and at your local church, along with advice on caring for your family member with memory loss.
What you’ll hear in this episode
- See the family member or friend as a person made in the image of God.
- Have a solid support system at church and with good friends who are willing to listen and pray for you.
- Be sitting under the ministry of the Word in a healthy local church where your pastor preaches verse-by-verse sermons.
- Share openly with your spouse about your pain and struggles.
- Share openly with your pastor or pastors about what is going on with your parents.
- Give yourself some grace.
- Be involved in the care of your family member. Ask lots of questions.
- Understand that there will be lots of days where you may be frustrated and that crying isn’t bad. Take your cares to the Lord. Draw near to the Lord.
- Avail yourself of the means of God’s grace.
- Find biblical counseling if you need it. I recommend the Association of Biblical Counselors.
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