During a challenging time of illness, I discovered the power of love and compassion from friends who reached out to help in my time of need. In this blog post, I share practical suggestions for helping a friend in need, from simple gestures of checking in to offering a helping hand and heartfelt presence. You can make a difference in the lives of your loved ones when they need it most when you know how to help.
A few years ago, I spent many weeks battling pneumonia, the flu, bronchitis, and a relapse of pneumonia. I’m appreciative of the many friends who went the extra mile during this challenging time to minister to me in my time of need. Maybe you’re not sure how to help someone in the midst of a crisis. Often, when we don’t know what to do, we do nothing at all. Read more as I share ways we can be the hands and feet of Jesus and offer meaningful support when we have a friend who is sick. One thing I know for certain is #wearebettertogether!
When someone you care about has been diagnosed with cancer, it’s natural to want to jump in and help. But as a caregiver for a loved one with cancer and also as one who has been diagnosed myself, I’ve learned how to support someone with cancer.
So many I know have gone through a heart-breaking separation or divorce. As a friend, you want to be an encouragement, but how do you know what you should or shouldn’t say? Tracie Miles shares 10 of the do’s and don’ts of helping a friend through divorce.