CAREGIVING

CAREGIVERS WALK THEIR OWN UNIQUE PATH THROUGH CHRONIC ILLNESS

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.

More than 1 in 5 people care for a loved one.

About Caregiving

More than 20% of the population provides care for a loved one.

Caregivers learn to navigate doctor’s appointments, medications, care plans, and the emotional needs of their loved ones. They do this while balancing work and other family responsibilities. This leaves them weary, often feeling isolated, alone, and forgotten.

Caregivers often neglect their own health needs and have an increased risk for chronic illness, anxiety, and depression.

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Blog Posts

Honey I’m Here: A Caregiver’s Story of God’s Amazing Grace

When Debbie arrived at the scene, a crack zigzagged across her heart. “I didn’t know how anyone could survive such a bad crash,” she thought. As they carried Mark’s stretcher to the ambulance, Debbie ran to his side and cried, “Honey, I’m here!” It's been her refrain ever since.

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"I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth." Psalm 121:1-2
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Caregiving Books

A Caregiver's Survival Guide

A Caregiver’s Survival Guide: How to Stay Healthy When Your Loved One is Sick

Kay Marshall Strom brings experience and compassion to caregiving. Her practical ideas for how to meet your own needs for energy, patience, strength, wisdom, peace, and creativity will carry you through many difficult days.

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A Spirituality of Caregiving

Henri J.M. Nouwen

If you provide care for another person, whether you are a family member or a professional caregiver, you know that caregiving is hard, sometimes unappreciated work. However, have you ever considered that it isn't easy to be the care receiver?

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Ambushed by Grace: Help and Hope on the Caregiving Journey

Shelly Beach

Caregiving is probably the hardest work you will ever do. Yet it can also change your heart and transform your life. Experienced caregiver Beach offers practical help and spiritual insights to those facing the challenges of caregiving.

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Being There: How to Love Those Who Are Hurting

Dave Furman

We all know people suffering from sickness, disability, depression, or grief. Where are we to find strength in such circumstances? Dave Furman offers support, encouragement, and wisdom for those called to care for others in need, equipping us to effectively care for the hurting and pointing us to the strength that God provides.

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100 Names of God

Blessings & Prayers for Caregivers

Annetta Dellinger 

Find encouragement for the realities of daily caregiving challenges. Through brief Gospel-focused readings and Scripture verses, this small book offers refreshment and renewal for the exhausted caregiver. Each reading focuses on Jesus as the source of our hope and strength. Blessings and Prayers for Caregivers can be tucked in a pocket or a purse to go with you wherever you go and to be at your fingertips whenever you have a minute or two and need a word of encouragement.

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Don't Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart: How to Relate to Those Who are Suffering

Kenneth C. Haugk, PhD

Haugk has written an essential guide on how to care for and relate to people as they encounter difficult times in life. This book draws on extensive research of those who have experienced various kinds of suffering in their lives, offering key insights and suggestions of what to say and do—and what not to say or do—when people are hurting. With its biblical foundation, compassionate approach, and concrete ideas, this book will help you bring God’s loving presence to hurting people when they need it most.

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Invisible Illness, Visible God: When Pain Meets the Power of an Indestructible Life

Merry Marinello

Are you ready to find something more than just a lesson to learn from painful experiences? Are you ready to meet God in a deeper, more meaningful way? In the package of suffering, God wraps a most surprising, precious gift: Himself. If you find yourself struggling to see God, may the meditations in this book carry you to his arms of love and his throne of grace.

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Not Alone: Encouragement for Caregivers

Neil E. Noonan

Caregivers have a front-row seat to suffering. Helping someone (most likely a close loved one) through disease, pain, frailty, and death exacts a tremendous toll. We don't want to think about it, feeling inadequate and overwhelmed with despair in the midst of it. Yet we must somehow pull it together and press on.

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