After a talk or workshop people sometimes ask questions (or will send an email later) that are not easy to answer, because so much depends on personal circumstances. Sometimes the answer comes from someone else who has experienced the same – so I thought I’d start a little discussion group to encourage everyone to share their ideas and solutions.
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After all, Proverbs 11:14 says, ‘Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.’
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Here’s an often asked question, from Bob and his wife Helen,
‘My parents want to move to a coastal town, one of those retirement areas. But it’s a four-hour drive from where we live. It means they won’t be able to see their grandchildren so often. What worries me is that they’re in their late 70s and are not getting any younger … I think, if one of them gets ill, or becomes frailer, they’ll be too far away for us to help them as we would like to. Am I right in trying to persuade them not to move?’
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What would you say?