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 German Women

The german women

We turn now to narrate the in-depth interviews with four spiritual nominees from Wilster, Germany. These interviews were conducted and transcribed in German, but the portions quoted here have been translated for the convenience of English-speaking readers. The interviews are again described by Ramsey.

Emma: Faith as Reflections and Community

You know, sometimes in the mornings, I want to tell you about that, in the mornings when I wake up and the alarm clock rings and I think, “My Goodness, how could you manage the day?” you know. And sometimes one thinks, “How will things go?” And then I have a wonderful prayer…I always find that the Word is so helpful, that one, well, it's like a spring, [like] fresh water for ...

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