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The Beauty of Dependence

A few weekends ago, my parents and I watched the NCAA women’s basketball national championship: the Connecticut Huskies vs the South Carolina Gamecocks. The power, speed, and agility on the court showed a stark contrast to me sitting on the couch with my blanket and cup of tea, my head aching and my stomach trying […]

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The Unlimited Became Limited: A Christmas Meditation

If there’s one thing we understand in the valley of chronic illness, it’s limitations. To be human is to be limited, of course, but to have a chronic illness is to recognize those limitations a little more keenly: all the things we can’t do, all the ways our bodies break down on us, all the […]

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You Are Seen and Known (Even If You Feel Forgotten)

I opened the messaging app for perhaps the fortieth time that day. All of my friends were busy, and I knew that, but I still felt lonely. Something about this felt familiar. I was transported back to my teen years, when many of my friends didn’t understand my chronic illness, and I often felt forgotten. […]

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In Sickness and in Health Wednesday Writings

In Sickness and in Health: Faithful in the Waiting

We’ve just read four beautiful, true love stories shared by women with chronic illness.  While each post has included words of advice for those who are still single, Emily and I would like to conclude this series with some encouragement specifically for those of us who don’t have a Special Someone at the moment. (I […]

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In Sickness and in Health: Emily’s Story

Thank you, Emily, for sharing your story of true love in chronic illness with us! Emily lives in Colorado, where she works as a marketing coordinator by day and a cakepop baker by night. She and Andrew will make their together home not far from her current home after they marry in May. (If you’d […]

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In Sickness and in Health: Kristen’s Story

Thank you, Kristen, for sharing your story of true love in chronic illness with us! Kristen and her husband, Tim, live in North Carolina, where Tim is studying at Bob Jones University. Kristen and Tim both answered our questions in the following video. If you’d like to read as well as listen, we’ve provided a […]

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In Sickness and in Health: Kristi’s Story

Thank you, Kristi, for sharing your story of true love in chronic illness with us! Kristi and her husband, JJ, live with their two boys in southern Maine. JJ owns a property management business and Kristi, when not running after her kiddos, blogs about home in Maine. (For more of her chronic illness journey, read […]

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In Sickness and in Health: Genna’s Story

We’re so thankful to Genna for sharing her story with us, and now with you as well! Each post in this series will include the questions we asked and each woman’s first-person answers. We hope these stories of true love in chronic illness–full of the real, the difficult, the beautiful, and ultimately the Gospel–can be […]

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In Sickness and in Health Wednesday Writings

In Sickness and in Health: What Is Love?

What is love? When you hear the word love, what comes to your mind? Do you think of romance, chocolate, roses, or something else? My fiancé, friends, and family joke around with me that I love “love.” What can I say, I’m a hopeful romantic at heart! But it wasn’t until I started dating my […]