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 4: The Gracious Encounters Begin
The Gracious Encounters Begin
A cross-cultural research project is not easy to organize. Before it is possible to walk into a room and get to work, many plans must be made and preparations done. We relate here only a few important aspects of our planning in order to share with you some of the excitement of organizing our international experience. The gracious help of persons on both sides of the ocean was a first step in getting organized to listen. Since Ramsey conducted the initial stages of this research, the voice in this chapter is hers.
From the start, a sense of cooperation and community, extending across the ocean, made amazing things happen. Somewhat ironically, although this book has led primarily to stronger ...