On the latest episode of the Equipping You in Grace Podcast, Dave Jenkins, and Marissa Henley discuss how to care for family, friends, and people in our local churches who may have cancer or another terminal illness, along with her book, Loving Your Friend Through Cancer: Moving Beyond I’m Sorry to Meaningful Support (P&R, 2018).
What you’ll hear in this episode
- How to begin to care for friends or family or fellow church members who may have cancer.
- How to help those who have lost their parents as adults to cancer.
- Providing Christ-centered care to a spouse and family members who have lost their parents to cancer.
- Some long-term strategies pastors and others caring for people living with cancer can take to help walk with people living with cancer.
- How to respond appropriately and caringly to those who have heard the news they have a chronic or terminal illness.
- How to be a good friend to someone living with cancer and help them with their physical, emotional, and any other needs they might have.
- Providing support and care to cancer survivors to help them face this new reality.
- Learning to listen better.
- How to point our friends to Christ who may have cancer or a terminal illness.
About the Guest
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.
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