Thrive in a life with chronic illness.Chronic Joy is a global resource ministry dedicated to compassionately serving all those affected by chronic illness, mental illness, chronic pain, and disability by providing accessible, easy-to-use, faith-based educational tools and resources.


Chronic illness is hard, but you are not alone. Join fellow travelers on this journey through loss and grief, laughter and hope. For no matter how dark the days, how wild the storm, or how long the winter, there is hope. There is always hope.



Caregivers walk their own unique path through chronic illness – a role that is simultaneously exhausting and meaningful, isolating and joy-filled. Life as a caregiver can be difficult, but it is also deeply valued.



Stigma, isolation, loneliness, and shame often follow a diagnosis of mental illness, but not here. Chronic Joy offers resources for mental health steeped in love and grounded in faith. Here, mental illness is a brave journey of mercy multiplied.


Chronic Conditions: Chronic Illness, Mental Illness, Chronic Pain & Disability


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 young adult 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.



Navigating marriage with chronic illness can be difficult and lonely, but it can also become a beautiful opportunity to learn patience, humility, forgiveness, tenderness and sacrifice – gifts of a love forged in the fire, love that will stand the test of time.



COMPASSION. INCLUSION. RELATIONSHIP. Resources created and curated by those who understand the sweeping impact of chronic illness, mental illness, chronic pain, and disability on every aspect of life. Vital, practical, Christ-centered and inclusive. Together, we are the Body of Christ on earth.


Living with Chronic Illness


Community. It feels like hope and it’s why small groups matter. So many in the chronic illness community feel a deep sense of isolation and loneliness. Small groups celebrate together, suffer together, pray together, and learn to lean on and trust in God together.



Are You Living With Chronic Illness?

Advice for Faith and Family on Closer Look with K-Love’s Billie Branham, Chronic Joy’s Pamela Piquette, and licensed clinical social worker, Susan Rodriguez.

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From the Blog

"What if our barrenness is in fact God’s good purpose ... a place to slow and savor more of His Presence?" Anna Smit
Sweet Breath

Sweet Breath

Have you ever, like me, found yourself turning away in shame or despair, believing that your lack defines your whole? What if our barrenness is in fact God’s good purpose? What if we deemed it not a punishment to flee from or an embarrassment to hide from, but rather a place to slow and savor more of His Presence...


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