Discover New Passion and Purpose after the Kids Leave Home
Many women approaching their empty-nest years do so with mixed emotions--feeling grief for what is no more but also excitement for what lies ahead. Barbara Rainey and Susan Yates are seasoned empty nesters, and they know firsthand the ups and downs, the uncertainty and challenges that accompany this new stage of life.
Although Mom is a lifelong role, the job description changes significantly when the kids are grown. Questions abound: Who am I now? How do I relate to my kids? How will my marriage be affected? Where am I needed? Every woman in this stage needs to determine her own redefined role as wife, mother, friend, and more. Offering practical advice and biblical guidance, along with inspiring personal stories of women who have discovered how to live a meaningful life during the "second half," Barbara and Susan help you work out how to flourish and thrive in your own empty nests.
Barbara Rainey and her husband, Dennis, are founders of the Campus Crusade ministry FamilyLife, and they host Weekend to Remember conferences around the world. They have authored more than two dozen books, including the bestselling Moments Together for Couples. The Raineys have been married for more than forty years and live near Little Rock, Arkansas. Learn more at www.familylifetoday.com and www.everthinehome.com.
Susan Yates is the author of several books and is a regular guest on FamilyLife Today and other national radio programs. She and her husband, John, are popular speakers at marriage and parenting conferences and live in Virginia.