Loving Your Friend Through Cancer: Moving Beyond "I'm Sorry" to Meaningful Support
When cancer strikes a friendship, the questions begin. What's going to happen now? What should I say and do? How can I really help? As a cancer survivor and friend to those with cancer, Marissa Henley knows that your friend...
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When cancer strikes a friendship, the questions begin. What's going to happen now? What should I say and do? How can I really help? As a cancer survivor and friend to those with cancer, Marissa Henley knows that your friend needs your helpand you need information that your friend may not be able to give you right now. This practical guide steps into that gap as Marissa helps you to gain a deeper understanding of the situation: what your friend may be thinking and feeling, what her treatment may entail, what logistical issues may arise. Then she gives concrete suggestions for providing emotional, physical, and spiritual support that reflects genuine compassion and sympathy. Appendices include biblical studies on suffering and community. Whether you're caring for a close friend, a member of your congregation, or a more distant acquaintance, you will find resources here to understand your role, make a plan, and be a much-needed support in the days to come.
Marissa Henley is a cancer survivor who writes and speaks about faith, friendship, God's character, and suffering. She lives in Arkansas with her husband, three children, and one disobedient dog. She would love to connect with you at www.marissahenley.com.