CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Emily J. Maurits

Emily J. Maurits

Chronic Joy® Contributing Writer

After working for several years in the public health sector, Emily is now studying theology. She believes we are all called to love suffering people, because that's what Jesus did. She is passionate about equipping and encouraging others to do just that, and founded www.calledtowatch.com for the family and friends of those with chronic illnesses. As well as uncovering God's presence in the chaos of life, she enjoys reading, running and writing, with her memoir coming out next year.

How to Encourage without Lying

  When Encouragement Feels Like Lying   I sometimes find that ‘encouragement’ feels like lying, especially when it comes to chronic illness. I want to cheer up my sick family member or struggling friend, but when I search through my “encouragement vocabulary” the gems I unearth are...

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I sometimes find that 'encouragement' feels like lying, especially when it comes to illness.

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