Making a difference one precious life at a time.
Chronic Joy is a global resource ministry dedicated to compassionately serving all those affected by chronic conditions such as chronic illness, mental illness, chronic pain, and disability by providing accessible, easy-to-use, faith-based educational tools and resources.
A caregiver’s role can be both rewarding and exhausting, difficult and joy-filled, meaningful and frustrating, isolating and inspiring. Step into hope, find purpose, embrace worth, and encounter God’s joy.
Stigma, isolation, loneliness, and shame often follow a diagnosis of mental illness, but not here. With God mental illness has no stigma. Chronic Joy offers resources steeped in love and grounded in faith.
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A chronically ill child affects each family, and every family member, differently, often impacting a child’s development, behavior, self-awareness, independence, daily routines, recreational activities, and education. Yet illness can also be a catalyst to building lifelong compassion, resiliency, and faith.
The keys to parenting when chronic illness is a member of the family are prayer; humor; flexibility; acknowledging loss, fear, and other uncomfortable emotions; embracing each member’s God-given worth; and loving one another deeply from the heart.
Chronic Conditions: Chronic Illness, Mental Illness, Chronic Pain & Disability
The teen years are filled with change. Chronic illness complicates all of it – independence, education, employment, social activities, dating, and relationships with family and friends. But it can also cultivate both strength and resilience as we learn to navigate pain, loss, suffering, and adversity, discovering what really matters.
CHRONIC JOY ACCESS
OPENING DOORS. REMOVING BARRIERS. Accessibility is an invitation to broaden our perspectives, choosing the simple kindness of including one another, opening doors, and removing barriers.
Living with Chronic Illness
Many feel a deep sense of isolation and loneliness. We at Chronic Joy are here to equip leaders to foster relationships, build community, and guide small groups for those affected by chronic illness, mental illness, chronic pain, and disability.
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From the Blog
Accepting an Illness
It isn't easy to accept getting sick. Acceptance doesn’t mean you give in to it. Acceptance takes time. It’s part of the grieving process, the part that ushers you from the past to the future.
Lament as a Pathway to Peace
The question “How long?” haunts my mind, tempting me toward a pathway of despair. I found that Biblical lament could be a pathway to peace.
Stopping to Heal: Grace for Caregivers
The thing with Watching someone with a chronic illness is that there are no convenient “rest points.” When we push down our hurts or try to barge our way through them, we can often turn them into trauma. Stopping to heal is very important for caregivers.