TEENS AND YOUNG ADULT YEARS ARE FILLED WITH CHANGE
The lives of teens and young adults are filled with changes. 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.
Our desire to care for our teens and young adults in tangible ways stemmed from a creative notecard set originally designed by one of our young adult Creative Contributors. A kind word when you are hospitalized, homebound, or having a tough time is a meaningful gift, reminding us that we are not alone and not forgotten. We are thought of, prayed over, and cared for.
Empathy and kindness can make a big a difference in the lives of those affected by chronic illness. Old-school letter writing is a nearly lost art today, but through our #PenToPaper program, we hope to rekindle it! Our notecards and stationery might just inspire you to share a little bit of old-school kindness with someone on their own journey through chronic illness or pain.
“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:11) Our Pass It On program is a perfect place to encourage and build each other up as we climb the difficult mountain of chronic illness. Do you have go-to books, blogs, podcasts, and more? We’d love to know! Share them through Pass It On and help our resource listings grow!
We’re excited to announce two new pages filled with encouraging tools to discover hope, find purpose, embrace worth, and encounter joy. Check back often because there’s even more on the way. Sign-up for blog posts for teens or young adults to find inspiration in your inbox.
WAYS FOR TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS TO STEP INTO THE CHRONIC JOY COMMUNITY:
Teens & Chronic Illness
Your life is changing. Jesus isn’t. The teen years are a kaleidoscope of change, especially when living with illness, anxiety, or chronic pain. Yet no matter how much changes, one thing remains the same: Jesus. Hope, encouragement, and resources for teens are available through Chronic Joy.
Young Adults & Chronic Illness
Rooted in hope. Created to thrive. Chronic illness, mental illness, and chronic pain can make our young adult years feel scary and overwhelming like we are drowning in details. But what if illness is also an extraordinary opportunity to grow firmly rooted in hope, discovering God’s truth that we were uniquely created to thrive!
Young adults, you’re invited to sign up for free #PenToPaper snail mail designed just for you. Thoughtful, unique, and inspiring packets will arrive in your mailbox throughout the year, inviting you to share the love with others. Sign up today. (Safe and secure.)
Teens, you’re invited to sign up for free #PenToPaper mailings designed especially for you. Engaging, edgy, and transformational snail mail will wing its way to your mailbox throughout the year. Sign up today and invite a friend! (Safe and secure.)
13 Verses to Lean Into
Lean into these verses, write them in a journal, choose one or two to memorize, and then think about who else might need to read them too. The Word of God is alive and powerful, able to bring us comfort in a way that nothing else can.