Life Changes

I remember in college being taught that there a some major changes that people will go through in life. Marriage, the birth of a child, mid life, retirement etc. i don't think that they were diminishing our point of view concerning such thing, I just don't think they had any idea of how this was going to change over 20 years. While relationships, education, age and careers were the key factors in such changes now add finances, dysfunctions, health and politics to the mix. We use to look forward to retirement now we are trying to put it off as long as possible. A new generation use to emerge from our culture every 20 years or so. Now it's down to every 3 and a half years. (Maybe shorter) So do you act or react to such changes as they take place. What should we do? I know that I am finding myself in a bit of a quandary as I make decisions for my life, my families and this church. Decisions that just a few years ago were not all that difficult now I have to take serious time to pray and ponder on. What do you think?