Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Empty Nest Syndrome

OverviewWhen the kids leave home, it is a time of transition. It can be sad, but it doesn’t have to be devastating. In fact, it can be a time to grow as a person and find new meaning. Perhaps it is your time to thrive as never before. This three-session course will help you think through this season of your life.

Session One
Empty Nest–Full LifeFind God’s purpose in every season of life. Genesis 2:20–24; Psalm 127; Isaiah 43:18–19; John 15:1–17; Philippians 3:12–14 Transitions are never easy, especially when we have no choice in the change. This study will show that while transitions such as an empty nest may be difficult, they need not be devastating.

Session Two
When The Kids Are GoneReestablish your relationship with your spouse when the nest is empty.1 Samuel 1:1–24; Mark 10:6–9; Ephesians 4:29–5:2 Everyone told you this day would come. It seems only yesterday your little one needed you for every task. Your identity was pretty well established as a parent, but with the children gone, who are you now—and who is this person you’re living with?

Session Three
Your Time to SoarWhen the nest is empty, you get to fly. Proverbs 3:5–6; Colossians 3:23–24; 2 Timothy 2:1–2; Titus 2:3–5 In America, children often move out at the end of high school. The benefit of this early departure is that the parents still have energy left to expend in another direction; all that remains is to find out where.

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