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.

The American Women

The american women

We now present the stories of the four American spiritual nominees in some detail, followed in the next chapter by the stories of the four German spiritual nominees. For each woman, we have provided a descriptive phrase that captures a theme of her life. Although I (Blieszner) did meet the women later, these narratives are presented in Ramsey's voice, based on her role as the initial interviewer.

Rebecca: Strength Through Prayer and Thought

I'm 93 and I don't know what in the world I'm left here for. I do have a lot more problems than a lot of people, but I don't have any pain. I don't suffer at all…I feel like I'm lucky. I'm blessed I guess. I still believe in ...

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