When Chronic Illness is a Member of the Family
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.
Parenting a Child with Chronic Illness
A Blessing in Disguise! Parenting a child with chronic illness requires more strength, resolve, perseverance and courage than we likely ever dreamed possible, yet it also blesses us with the gifts of compassion, perspective, presence, and profound love as we are daily drawn closer to Christ.
Be Honest. Be Silly. Be Brave. Be Kind.
Jesus loves you exactly as you are! He loves you when you're honest and when you’re kind, when you’re sad and when you're tired, and even when you're angry. Jesus loves you exactly as you are, because He made YOU exactly as you are, and He never, ever makes a mistake.
TEENS & YOUNG ADULTS
The teen and 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.