Chronic illness may affect not just physical health but emotional health too. Fortunately, there are many resources available to those who live with illness. Knowing your limits, understanding your condition, and connecting with a support network are helpful techniques when coping with illness. A combination of practical techniques and learning from others' inspiring stories can ease the process of dealing with illness.
Roberta Messner shares how the support and encouragement of others—and the gratitude it engendered—helped her cope with chronic pain.Continue reading
She tried to ignore her RA diagnosis, but God reached out to her through the people who cared for her.Continue reading
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God had been with him his whole life, in and out of the boxing ring. Could He help him cope with this devastating illness?Continue reading
In this story from January 2003, musician and author Naomi Judd recalls how faith led her to a successful career and helped her cope with a hepatitis C diagnosis.
A rare and painful neurological disorder left her questioning her faith, but everything changed when she focused on helping others.Continue reading
In this story from the October 1954 issue of Guideposts, a father writes a touching letter to his son.Continue reading
A longtime nurse offers expert advice on how to avoid isolation by joining a support group, getting a pet and more.Continue reading