I Take You in Sickness & in Health: Marriage with Chronic Illness
I TAKE YOU IN SICKNESS & IN HEALTH: MARRIAGE WITH CHRONIC ILLNESS
REJUVENATE, REVITALIZE, REKINDLE AND RECONNECT
- 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.
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.
Words are Powerful
Ask your spouse which of these phrases is meaningful to him/her or if there are other phrases he/she would like to hear. Both you and your spouse could highlight phrases on either side to help you remember what is powerful to your spouse.
Build a Healthier Marriage
As spouses, how can we pray for one another? Where can we intentionally invest in one another? How can we creatively carve out a little one-on-one time? What could we do together to help us bond and share a little more of our lives with one another?
Lessons from Biblical Couples
Marriage is a gift, a holy weaving of two very imperfect people into one through a lifetime of difficult, beautiful, exasperating, and amazing mountain-top moments of God-ordained sanctification.
Cindee Snider Re
This 10-chapter study invites participants to experience radical hope and compassionate change in a life with chronic illness.
No matter how dark the days, how wild the storm, how deep the valley, or how long the winter, there is hope.
There is always hope.
Cindee Snider Re
What if purpose looks different than we believe?
This 10-chapter study invites participants to release cultural and traditional definitions of purpose and, instead, to embrace God's – a timeless definition rooted in His Word and as refreshing as a gentle spring rain.
Cindee Snider Re
This 10-chapter study powerfully reminds us that our value isn’t found in what we can or cannot do but in Christ alone. Regardless of what we’ve lost through chronic illness, this isn’t the end of our story. Despite our circumstances, in the midst of the hard when we’re not sure we can take even one more breath, God is still good.
Heather MacLaren Johnson
With this incredible resource, you can learn to: lead through God's grace, create a space for spiritual growth and healing, empathize, listen and engage with those in pain, grow in prayer and compassion, foster hope and encouragement, and build small group communities that thrive.
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.
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.
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.