Caregiver Guilt: 10-16-2016

October 31, 2016
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One of the 7 Caregiver Landmines that can cripple a caregiver:  GUILT. 

We treat ourselves brutally, and then beat ourselves up with guilt for not doing more.  
This show helps us walk back from the guilt abyss ...and help us live healthier lives as caregivers.  

With Singer/Songwriter Gary Chapman

August 22, 2016
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Multiple Dove Award winner and Grammy nominee, Gary Chapman, came to the studio with his guitar, his humor, and his heart to share about his journey as a caregiver for his father ...and the music and ministry that came from that experience. 

Guilt Over Mom With ALZ

May 18, 2015
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 1st time listener recently called in to share her struggles with guilt regarding caring for her mother suffering from Alzheimer's.  
Guilt is one of the most difficult things that trouble caregivers.  We're putting ourselves between a loved one and disaster, and yet we often feel we don't do enough.  How much is enough?  How much time are we required to give?  How much money? How much work?
When others ask about our loved one, we often feel guilty in even discussing the issue.
We put unreasonable expectations upon ourselves when caring for a suffering loved one.  My prayer and hope for myself and fellow caregivers is that we NOT one day stand over a grave and slap ourselves around by saying, "We should have ..."
We do the best we can.  When we make mistakes, we ask for the courage to make amends.  Let's leave the past where it is, do our best today, and trust God for tomorrow. 

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Caregivers will find comfort, encouragement, and a kindred spirit in Peter Rosenberger’s grace filled, yet practical guide for those who care for vulnerable loved ones.

It is a special fraternity that only those who are in it …can understand the heartache, challenges, weariness, and loneliness.  Into those troubled waters, Peter Rosenberger wades in on offers his three decades of experience as a lifeline to fellow caregivers.

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Don’t Do This Alone

July 14, 2014
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HOPEFORTHECAREGIVER_COVER_FRONT.jpgThe Isolation we caregivers often live in leads us to make poor decisions.  It's a lonely walk, but don't do this alone.  

Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety. 
Proverbs 11:14
For a caregiver, that multitude of counselors contain:
  • Pastors
  • Physicians
  • Accountant
  • Financial Planner
  • Therapist
  • Trusted CLOSE friends

Michael Dresser Show Interview

July 9, 2014
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Interview Date: July 9, 2014
From Milwaukee, Michael Dresser interviews Peter on his show.
Topics:
Standing With Hope
The Three I's
Fear, Obligation, and Guilt
The New Book:  Hope For The Caregiver

http://michaeldressershow.com/

Progress Not Perfection

May 26, 2014
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“Calvin : There's no problem so awful, that you can't add some guilt to it and make it even worse.” 
Bill Watterson The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

Guilt will eat you up as a caregiver.  
  • You can walk.  They can't.  
  • You can easily get showered and dressed, they can't.  
  • He's lonely and isolated and want to you to be with the all the time.  You have other commitments. 
  • She's in pain.  Your're not.
  • We push ourselves to extremes, often out of guilt.  
You can't put that kind of beating on yourself everyday and expect to give quality care to a loved one.
Most individuals experience a “slow growth” into maturity and life crises.  But, as caregivers, we often find ourselves in life’s “express lane,” managing crisis after crisis, sometimes dealing with life-and-death issues. The stress from the non-stop barrage dulls our senses, and may even eat away at our moral compass. When we do fail, guilt from the failure gnaws at the soul. So we work even harder, denying ourselves more, thus adding additional pressures to our already-stress-filled lives.

But, guilt is not the answer. Guilt doesn’t strengthen relationships; it destroys them. Caregivers can’t effectively live and serve others while bearing so heavy a burden of shame or guilt. 
 
So, we must apply grace to those guilty feelings. By consistently reminding ourselves that God’s grace covers our sins, we discover that guilt no longer whips us into a frenzy. Grace frees us to love and to serve with a clean heart. Sometimes, remembering God’s grace is not day-to-day thing; it’s a minute-to-minute lifeline. 

-From HOPE FOR THE CAREGIVER ©2014 Peter W. Rosenberger, Worthy Publishers

PRS Special Guest: Amy Goyer from AARP

May 20, 2014
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Amy Goyer  is AARP's caregiving expert.  She brings her powerful personal story as a caregiver, along with a lengthy professional resume in working with caregivers. 
 
Some of the most expensive real estate in the world is the peace of mind you are trying to gain as a caregiver.Peter Rosenberger 
HOPE FOR THE CAREGIVER ©2014 Worthy Publishers
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A Father’s Journey.

April 6, 2014
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A father with a special needs child ...who learned a lot of himself, family, love, and perseverance, failure, and restoration.  

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Long time Nashville producer, songwriter, publisher, Rob Galbraith, weaves in great stories of Nashville's music history, his personal history with the music business working with folks such as Ronnie Milsap, Kenny Rogers, and even movie star, Kevin Bacon.

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