Pastor Mark’s “10 Commandments for Communicating with Chronic Pain Sufferers – pdf“.
No-one suffers alone with Chronic Pain (CP). Family members, friends, church members, counselors, employees, employers, and just about every other relationship one might have, all bear the load together with CP sufferers to some degree. Watching a loved one suffer with CP is a difficult chore. There is a desire to reach out and help but sometimes the care-giver is rebuffed by the suffering CP patient. As an individual suffers with CP, there is a real struggle to let loved ones close enough to minister adequately. Communication often grinds to a halt as CP continues to whittle away at the relationship as well as the well-being of the sufferer. This resource is designed to assist in the communication process between sufferer and loved one.