Spiritual Resiliency In Older Women records the narratives of spiritually resilient older German and American women. The authors suggest how persons of all ages can gain maturity and spiritual coping by participating in communities based on faith, which acknowledge the emotion of spiritual experiences and integrate faith and close human relationships.
Chapter 10: Implications for Thinking, Being, and Telling
Implications for Thinking, Being, and Telling
You have met eight resilient old women, heard their stories, and reflected on the diverse ways in which community, emotions, and personal relationships have enriched their spiritual lives. You have listened to women who listened for God. But an engaging question remains: How might it profit you to have come to know them? How might becoming acquainted with Lovey, Miriam, Rebecca and Martha have everyday, perceptible applications for you as you age? Or if you are a therapist or social worker, of what use are models of spiritually resiliency, such as those of Anna, Inge, Emma, and Elisabeth, as you counsel older persons? How do the stories told here intersect with the cognitive, existential, ...