What Is Midlife?
According to Psychology Today, midlife is the time that spans from, approximately, age 40 to age 60. Some people may begin to see changes as young as 30, the age will vary with each person. Making this transition can be a real struggle for some. However, with a little guidance and encouragement, this could be the most rewarding time in your life.
The Seasons of Life
We go through different seasons in our lives. Solomon wrote about this in the book of Ecclesiastes when he said, “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven, a time to be born and a time to die….”. Some seasons in our life can be difficult to navigate on our own. We may need to seek sound counseling and for many of us, midlife is one of those times.
Both men and women wrestle with midlife issues, although their struggles may not look the same. A women may look at this time in her life as being free from children and responsibilities at home. Maybe she is excited to finally be able to work outside the home-whereas a man may see it as an end to his career, and he could be looking forward to spending more time at home.
Keep Moving Forward
Around the age of 50 one starts to realize that life really does have time limitations. Suddenly you find yourself on the back side of life. Your children are grown, and now you may have grandchildren of your own, which often makes us confront our own mortality. This is a time for reflecting on our, past, present, and future. It is a time to assess what is most important in moving forward to the next phase of life.
It’s possible you have been so focused on your children, or your career that you neglected your marriage for many years. Now you are wondering how to reconnect with your spouse.
Seeking A Christian Perspective
Successfully making this transition could be the most important thing you will do for yourself, your loved ones, and especially your relationship with the Lord.
If you are a Christian than you know how important seeking biblical counsel can be. While secular counseling may offer advice from a worldly perspective, a biblical outlook speaks truth from the word of God, in love. Please contact us today, and let us help you successfully transition to the next phase in your life.