“Honour Thy Father and Thy Mother”: Giving Care and Grieving for Dying Parents in Fragmented Families

Amy Ziettlaw, Elizabeth Marquardt and Naomi Cahn have been investigating how young and middle aged adults who grew up in an era of rising divorce rates and unwed childbearing are experiencing the aging and dying of their parents and parent figures. How, they ask, might the church lead these folks in grappling with end of life issues in this environment where the landscape of the family has changed so dramatically.