I Take You in Sickness & in Health: Marriage with Chronic Illness

I Take You in Sickness & in Health



  • Has chronic illness entered your marriage like a third person?
  • Has communication become stressful, unsettling, or difficult?
  • Are differences defining your relationship?
  • Has bitterness crept in with the shadows?
  • Are financial difficulties causing conflict?
  • Has your sex life changed or even disappeared?
  • Do you know how deeply loved you are by God?

This insightful and enriching 10-chapter study, designed just for couples, offers you and your spouse a safe place to grieve, heal, grow, and begin to dream together again – to thrive as one – in sickness and in health.

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Prayer of Examen

Beautiful in its simplicity, this ancient prayer of reflection helps refocus our hearts and minds. How often do we come to the end of a day and wonder where the time went or regret the way we handled a situation?

Building Your Bucket List

A bucket list is an invitation to dream with God. Ideas don’t have to be grand or extravagant. Sometimes the best adventures happen right in our own backyards. It’s also an opportunity to invite friends and loved ones to have rich conversations about their dreams.

76 Questions to Connect You as a Couple

Use the questions slowly, one question and one conversation at a time over many months in any order you choose. This is an exploration and an opportunity to grow more deeply in love as you rediscover one another.

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I Take You in Sickness & in Health Testimonials

As we worked our way through each chapter of I Take You In Sickness & In Health, while we often found ourselves weeping, we were also encouraged, drawn closer to our glorious God and to His specific purposes for our lives.


Author of From Ashes to Glory: A Psalm a Day

I Take You In Sickness & In Health: Marriage with Chronic Illness offers insight into how to improve commitment, understanding, and communication while living with a spouse who lives with chronic pain. Throughout this book you are led to God’s Word through Bible verses that provide wisdom, strength, patience, and comfort to face each day together 


Living with chronic illness

I Take You in Sickness & In Health is a true blessing for all those who read it. Cindee’s gift to write and touch people in the midst of pain and hardship bring hope, love, and a new vision – a new beginning in our relationship with God and with our spouse. Cindee, you truly have a remarkable gift. Thank you for sharing it with the world, and thank you to you and your family for sharing parts of you. 



I Take You in Sickness & in Health is exceptional material for couples. Cindee, I thank you that you push on even in your circumstances. God bless you!


When you or your spouse becomes chronically ill, nothing really prepares you for how that might change your marriage. This is a very real, candid, and open and healing way of looking at how to keep your marriage vibrant and alive. I Take You in Sickness & in Health is a great book for any couple to go through. 


I Take You In Sickness and in Health is one of the Chronic Joy  Books.
The companion resource for this series is Grace, Truth & Time.
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