Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Top 10 things NOT to say to someone with a chronic illness







We who suffer often invisibly every day are particularly sensitive to not only pain, but words.  An insensitive word can literally make us break down under the strain of trying to keep it all together.  We often are depressed and suffer from false guilt.


Not only do we cling to the LORD, but we cling to any encouragement anyone can give us... so please make an effort to see through our eyes and understand our illness...


Please make sure you think before you speak and make sure you try to understand our physical and emotional pain.  An encouraging word or some compassion will help us cope when we feel we can't face another day!


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She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue [is] the law of kindness. Proverbs 31:26















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8 comments:

  1. Wow, I might have said some of these things...didn't know. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. It's hard to know what to say sometimes... Blessings!

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  2. My mum would completely agree with you on this list. She gets "but you look so well, you don't look sick", as if she is lying. It makes her quite distressed at times.

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    1. It is so distressing... when people think you are a malingerer, it makes one feel worse! :(

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  3. You are so right! Most of them I can shrug off. But I get really distressed by the "Pray harder" comments. Or when people will pray for you and you don't get better, they get upset and suggest that your faith is not strong enough and so on.

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    1. That just adds guilt and fear to our pain.... I hate it! Blessings!

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