Mid-Life Doesn’t Have to be a Crisis

What does the Bible Say?

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

We all grow old, there is no way to avoid this. This means we may not have the energy and vibrancy you once had. You have to worry more about your health and notice your mid section may be a little wider than it once was. If you have kids you see them growing and getting ready to launch into adulthood themselves. These changes in life sometimes contribute people to quit their jobs, cheat on their spouses, or engage in other destructive behavior to numb the pain these changes may be causing. But it’s important to remember that God has not gone anywhere. He is the same as he was in our youth. Like the passage above says, He has a plan for us and has never stopped loving you. Pray to God for guidance, and be looking for how He continues to work in your life.

Resources

Unstuck

Does your relationship with God seem broken? Full of silence and distance? Do you ever want more than just an “okay” walk with Christ? After conducting extensive research, including more than 70,000 surveys, Back to the Bible CEO Arnie Cole and author Michael Ross found many Christians feel the same way. But they also discovered the secrets that help believers grow and thrive spiritually. And they want to share what they discovered with you.

Filled with honest stories and real-life examples, Unstuck: Your Life. God’s Design. Real Change. provides you with practical and proven ways to encounter Scripture daily, connect with God, and revitalize your faith. Stop just going through the motions and learn how to tap into God’s Word to live out the life He desires for you.

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Worry-Free Living

Worry and its fraternal twins anxiety and stress, affect our mind, body, and spirit–and can make our families miserable. In Worry-Free Living, Back to the Bible CEO Arnie Cole and author Michael Ross–with contributions from leading researcher Pamela Ovwigho, Ph.D.–help parents to identify what’s bugging their families, and to clarify and sort their worries into those they can and cannot do something about. This insightful resource includes Bible-based wisdom, advice, and treatment options from a variety of psychological and medical professionals. Ideal for individual use and group study, Worry-Free Living helps you:

  • Identify the Top 10 Worry and Stress Points and plot steps toward change
  • Understand the difference between the mind (what we think) and the brain (the physical processes of chemical reactions) and how both contribute to worry
  • Discover tools to de-stress our thinking and calm down our bodies
  • Reject the myth that we are in control and learn to take Jesus at His word: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).

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Better relationship, Better Life

With a mix of genuine forgiveness, honest communication and a strong desire to make things better, any relationship can improve. Our circumstances won’t change, however, as long as two people focus on each other’s faults. And the worst thing we can get from a less-than-perfect relationship is a negative attitude toward life. This book guides you through the timeless insights of Colossians 3, wise counsel that can help you change the way you relate to others. The keys: Let go of imperfections, learn to forgive, and start living virtues like compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

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