The 'midlife crisis' and proactive prayers

Live audio chat with Norm Bleichman, C.S.

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In this chat Norm debunks the worldly labels we see in the media of midlife that make us feel old, dissatisfied, ugly, purposeless—and points to the truth of our spiritual identity as the eternal, perfect child of God. He shares a poignant quote by Mary Baker Eddy that reveals what life in God looks like. The quote states, “Each successive stage of experience unfolds new views of divine goodness and love” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 66). This goodness and love then are the only things we can experience in every stage of life, and by turning to God in prayer, we can discover these new views.

Norm answers questions like: I have reached midlife without marriage or children; how do I keep from feeling alone? How do I help my spouse who is dissatisfied with his life? At this point in my life, I have done a lot of self-examination; how do I keep from feeling disappointed with myself? Should I quit my job and retire or continue into a new opportunity that is presenting itself to me? What do you do if you feel stuck in a marriage in your midlife? Norm answers these questions and more by showing us how to value our ageless, eternal, joyful, spiritual identity, and how now and forever we can experience these “new views of divine goodness and love.”

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