Preparing, Adjusting, and Loving the Empty Nest: A companion to Empty Nest, What's Next?

by Michele Howe

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Retail: $14.95
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 140
Pub Date: August 2017
ISBN: 9781619708839
ISBN-13: 9781619708839
Item Number: 708839
Categories: Christian Living; Devotionals

Product Description

After Empty Nest, What’s Next? Parenting Adult Children without Losing Your Mind, readers asked author Michele Howe for more—covering topics not discussed in the first book, along with questions at the end of each chapter for personal or group discussions. With Preparing, Adjusting, and Loving the Empty Nest, Howe provides expanded practical tips and spiritual wisdom in a three-part primer to help parents in this transitional time of life— helping them look to the future with hope as empty nesters.

Preparing, Adjusting, and Loving the Empty Nest covers new and more in-depth topics related to the empty-nest stage of life. The author invites you to sit down and “linger a while in all things empty nest related—then go a step further and reflect upon the life lessons other empty-nest parents have discovered.”

Sample chapters include:
• Helping Your High School Kids Ready Themselves to Face the World
• Budgeting Is a Family Affair
• Generating a Strong Bond of Trust That Will Handle the Separation
• Handling Those Lonely Feelings
• Never, Ever Compare Your Journey to Others
• Work at Making Coming Home Special for Your Grown Children

Author Bio

Michele Howe’s most recent books include Caring for Our Aging Parents: Lessons in Love, Loss, and Letting Go (2016), Empty Nest, What’s Next? Parenting Adult Children without Losing Your Mind (2015), Burdens Do a Body Good (2010), Still Going It Alone (2008), and Going It Alone (1999). She has also authored Pilgrim Prayers for Single Mothers (Pilgrim Press) and a third book of helps for single mothers titled, Successful Single Moms (Pilgrim Press.) In addition to these resources for single mothers, Michele wrote four separate titles combining real life stories with inspirational prayer retreats. These titles published by (Jossey-Bass) include: Prayers for Homeschooling Moms, Prayers to Nourish a Woman''s Heart, Prayers of Comfort and Strength and Prayers for New and Expecting Moms.

Michele is also a reviewer for Publishers Weekly,, Aspiring Retail, Foreword Magazine,,, among many others national and international publications. She has published over 1000 reviews/articles and has been featured on numerous radio shows across the country speaking on topics such as parenting and a diverse range of women''s health issues. Her work has been published in MORE, FIRST for Women, Good Housekeeping, Christianity Today, Discipleship Journal, Midwest Living, Parentlife, Fullfill, Christian Single, Single Parent Family, Focus on the Family, and Connections. She also does copywriting and manuscript reviewing for several publishing houses including New Growth Press.

In addition to her article and books writing, Michele writes a weekly women''s lifestyle and single parenting column at Read Michele''s column at: In line with her passion for working with single parents, Michele''s resources offer encouragement to women of all ages by challenging them to exercise their combination of strengths, skills, and life wisdom in pursuit of a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. Recognizing that life is often difficult, women can learn how to recognize (and find solace in) significant life-markers and by so doing, acquire the strength to embrace their daily challenges.