Spiritual Formation + Community

The Paradox of Pain

I was first diagnosed with chronic pain when I was a teenager. For more than a decade, I’ve woken up in pain and remained in pain.


Cherokee Park (Photo cred: Allison Wopata)

Only recently have I discovered that I’m not alone in this pain. About 40 percent of Americans suffer from chronic, persistent, and untreatable pain. Imagine this: in a congregation of 200 adults, about 80 of us are currently in pain.

So how can pastors, churches, and ministries better understand and care for their suffering members?

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