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Help and Hope for the Hard Road Ahead
If you are currently providing care for your aging parents or facing the prospect of doing so in the near future, you are definitely not alone. Dr. Grant Ethridge and his wife, Tammy, have been there, having given care during their dads’ last days. They know the stress and uncertainty you face.
Through their story and those of other caregivers, Grant and Tammy share research and practical tips to aid you in dealing with everyday caregiving struggles and situations. You will learn how to decide which care is best, prepare legal documents, handle family disputes, and much more.
They will also share encouragement and advice from the Bible. You’ll discover that with God’s help, you can make it through even the most difficult days in your journey.
Looking after an elderly or sick parent is a physically and emotionally draining experience. Let this book give you the tools you need to be successful without giving away your peace of mind in the process.
And remember, as you give care to your parents, your Heavenly Father is always caring for you.
“In Parenting Your Parents, Grant and Tammy Ethridge give voice to the millions of adults who are currently caretakers for their aging parents. With compassionate insight born from personal experience and refreshing wisdom from God’s Word, they remind us that caring for our parents is a blessing, not a burden. This book is a must-read for anyone seeking clarity, peace, and encouragement in the midst of this uniquely bittersweet season."
—Chris Hodges, senior pastor at Church of the Highlands, and author of The Daniel Dilemma and What’s Next?
“As someone who cared for and loved his mom until she died at 104 years old, I can affirm how important Dr. Grant Ethridge’s Parenting Your Parents will be for so many. Read this book to be informed and encouraged!”
—Jim Cymbala, pastor at The Brooklyn Tabernacle, and author of Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire
“I believe in Grant and Tammy Ethridge. Their heart for people shines with their passion to help each of us on this unique journey of parenting our parents. As a pastor, this tool will be shared with many of our people who are right now walking through this difficult time. Parenting Your Parents is biblical in content and current in our culture. Read it and share it with a friend.”
—Ronnie Floyd, senior pastor at Cross Church and president at National Day of Prayer
“Grant and Tammy are blessing to me and have been faithful stewards of the gospel for years. They serve as a remarkable example of what it means to prioritize the gospel in our families. This book is a helpful resource for those who, like myself, want to care well for aging parents with the utmost honor and grace for the glory of God.”
—J.D. Greear, president of the Southern Baptist Convention
“Grant and Tammy Ethridge have addressed a universal challenge that baby boomers have either experienced recently or are going through now—becoming a parent to our parents. Grant and Tammy write from first-hand experience, doing so with compassion but also with a level of candor that makes Parenting Your Parents truly practical and encouraging.”
—Mike Huckabee, The Huckabee Show and former governor of Arkansas
“Grant and Tammy Ethridge are model parents and have a model marriage. They have both the credibility and the character to teach us how to continue to honor our parents when they need our care the most. I wish I’d had this book when my parents were still living.”
—James Merritt, Touching Lives Ministries and lead pastor at Cross Pointe Church, past president at Southern Baptist Convention
“This much-needed book from Grant and Tammy Ethridge is not merely theoretical but filled with applicable and practical principles that have been beaten out on the anvil of personal experience. Get it now before you need it!”
—O.S. Hawkins, President/CEO of GuideStone Financial Resources
“I have cared for my parents and in-laws. Now I’m thinking about my children’s role in my life. Thanks, Grant, for a book to understand my future.”
—Johnny Hunt, pastor of First Baptist Church and past president of Southern Baptist Convention
“In their extremely helpful book, Parenting Your Parents, my dear friends Grant and Tammy Ethridge answer many questions those of us with aging parents have asked. They also provide helpful ideas about getting through this trying time. This book is a must-read for all of us who find ourselves parenting our parents.”
—Fred Luter, pastor at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church and past president at Southern Baptist Convention
“You never quit parenting, even when your kids are older. Then, to your amazement, you find yourself parenting your parents. How do you pull that off? Well, you can begin with Grant and Tammy Ethridge’s new book. Dr. Grant and Miss Tammy have been there and done that. Parenting Your Parents is practical, powerful, and personable. It’s so good, you will want pass it on to others.”
—Dennis Swanberg, America’s Minister of Encouragement
“As a psychologist who has counseled thousands of families, I can tell you this book is much needed, and I highly recommend it to you!”
—Charles S. Lowery, President, Lowery Institute for Excellence
“I am so thankful for Parenting Your Parents by Grant and Tammy Ethridge. Having been a pastor for almost three decades, I’ve walked with many families through this season of life, and I am thrilled to have this amazing new resource to recommend. The authors provide biblical guidance and practical suggestions that help people along on this difficult journey. Grant and Tammy’s Christlike compassion for others is evident on every page.”
—Vance Pitman, senior pastor at Hopechurch
“Get this book! It either needs to be on your shelf for the future or to give to a friend in need. Most importantly, you may need to read it thoroughly because caring for your parents is the chapter of life you have entered. Good resources on how to parent our parents are few and far between. Grant and Tammy leverage the transparency of their own lives and godly wisdom to bring hope to our journey. Let them lead you on the path they have walked of loving and caring well for their parents.”
—Gregg Matte, pastor at First Baptist Church and author of Difference Makers: How to Live a Life of Impact in Purpose
“This book addresses a common but emotionally difficult dilemma that most of us will face at one time or another. Tammy and Grant Ethridge navigate us with both compassion and practicality through the waters of caring for aging parents. Their writing will support you in your quest to honor your father and mother with insight, compassion, and biblical wisdom. You will find help, relief, and joy in the serving throughout its pages.”
—Dr. Jay Strack, president and founder of Student Leadership University
“My wife and I are parenting our parents, and I cannot think of a book that would be more helpful for baby boomers in this season of life. Grant and Tammy are two caring, loving, open, and transparent people who share their heart and passion for honoring our parents in this final stage. On top of that, all they share is founded on their faith in Jesus Christ. This book will be a help to so many.”
—Bryant Wright, senior pastor at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church