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Barbara and Susan's Guide to the Empty Nest - Hardcover

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You're done... but you're not finished! And one more thing. You're not alone.

Feeling unsure? Scared? Expectant? Maybe even giddy? Is your nest empty—except for a bundle of mixed emotions? As you grieve what's behind and daydream about possibilities, you'll feel young again, ready for new challenges and adventures. Yet you may not know what to pursue or how to discover what's next.

You may want a girlfriend who "gets it" and isn't afraid to be honest. Someone who understands the challenges you're facing and speaks with wisdom, she's a few steps ahead of you on the journey, but close enough to shine some light in your direction.

"Six months after my children left for college, I was overwhelmed by a feeling of emptiness. Then I read this book. It gave me a profound sense of connection to other women in this transition. I felt recharged with a new excitement about the empty nest!"

Many women in this season of life wonder:

  • Who am I now?
  • And what should I do?
  • How will my marriage be affected?
  • Does anyone need me?
  • How do I relate to my children?
  • Is it okay to feel sad? Or thrilled?
  • What's next?

Barbara and Susan can be the friends you need to walk through these new experiences. They'll guide you to answers, and together you'll discover a new purpose and passion for your next life adventure.

Download the 4-Session Study Guide for your group study of Guide to the Empty Nest.


"Packed with insights and practical tools for moms about to send their teens into the real world – my friends are fighting over this book!"—Shaunti Feldhahn, best-selling-author

About the Authors

Barbara Rainey is the mother of six adult children and the "Mimi" of a growing number of grandchildren. She has a heart for helping women express their faith beautifully in the home. Along with her husband, Dennis, the Rainey’s give leadership to FamilyLife®, a ministry committed to helping marriages and families survive and thrive in our generation. Dennis and Barbara live in Little Rock, Arkansas. You can read more from Barbara online at

Susan Yates has authored thirteen books. She served as the parent and child columnist for Today’s Christian Woman magazine for ten years. Susan speaks internationally on marriage and family and is well respected for her lighthearted yet instructive perspectives on family challenges. Susan is married to John Yates, the senior pastor of The Falls Church near Washington, D.C.

About the Product

Paperback: 244 pages
Publisher: FamilyLife Publishing® (April 2008)
Language: English
UPC: 9781602000605
Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.4 x 0.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 19 ounces

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1. Anonymous User on 8/9/2011, said:

This has been so right on.. I am interested in workbook or small group disscussion guide. Where is it? please respond. thx

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2. Anonymous User on 5/10/2011, said:

love the way Barbara and Susan are upbeat and encouraging. Even when they talk about the downside (and they do talk about the downside) of the empty nest years, they do so with an attitude of hope and encouragment. Especially helpful are the suggestions on finding out who you are once you separate your identity from your children's and then discovering what to do with yourself in a meaningful way for the many years you probably have left to make a difference on this earth. A great read, whether your kids are gone or just getting ready to leave.

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3. Anonymous User on 1/9/2011, said:

This book was a great help to me. My son is not out of the house yet, but, this book has opened my eyes (and heart) to ideas. It also comforts me to know that I'm not alone in my struggle to let him grow up. Also, my husband and I just celebrated our 20th wedding anniversery, so, I'm grateful for the chapters for the husband and wife. God Bless You Both!!!!

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4. Anonymous User on 4/6/2010, said:

This book was a great help in helping us prepare for the next few years as we begin to launch our children.

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