Providing couples in mid-life the opportunity to thoughtfully discover their life purpose and unique contribution in their second half of life, with careful attention to the needs and aspirations of both spouses.
Halftime is experienced by men and women, people of faith and secularists, people in marketplace or in ministry roles.
It happens in our culture, regardless of wealth or social status, because for the first time in history at 50 we are healthy and well educated and have a choice as to how we spend the second-half of our adult years.
Focus over Fifty
, a ministry of Focus on the Family,
helping people at mid-life understand their multi-generational
role within the family; leaving a legacy through
grandchildren, caring for aging parents, and other
mid-life issues that contribute to a healthy and productive
Second Half Ministries
Providing couples in mid-life the opportunity to thoughtfully
discover their life purpose and unique contribution possible in their second half
of life, paying careful attention to their spouse's needs and aspirations.
Top Reasons Why Parents and Children Should Continue to Improve Their Relationships Even After The Children Grow Up and Leave Home: *
- Most parents will live more years as an empty-nester than with a child at home.
- The relationships parents and grown children can be more joyful and more satisfying than the relationship parents had with them as small children.
- Empty nest parents can be such valuable consultants to leaving-the-nest children - in areas of parenting, finance, church callings, etc.
- Kids who have grown up and left can be a window on the world for parents - giving them a perspective on everything from new technology to new trends.
- The scriptures mention "family" more than 300 times, and not once does it mean just parents and children in the home. It always refers to extended family - three or more generations - including children who have left home.
* Adapted from "Empty-Nest Parenting: Adjusting Your Stewardship As Your Children Leave Home"
by Richard M. Eyre, Linda Eyre, Saren Eyre Loosli