Ways to Cope After Finding Out You Have a Chronic Illness

Finding out you have a chronic illness can be devastating news, and very difficult to process. Despite wanting the news not to be true, and wishing/praying the illness would go away, sometimes in life we just have to face the fact that, yes, we’ve got this– whatever “this” is. It’s here. It’s happening. It’s most Continue Reading >>

Happy Easter!

There is no time like Easter for remembering just how wonderful God’s love really is. Blessings to you and your family. Christ has risen indeed and His Spirit is alive in those who have made Him Lord of their lives!  Happy Easter from me and your all your friends at Spiritual Care Support Ministries!

The Benefits of Working With a Grief Counselor

Spiritual Care Support Ministries (SCSM) provides grief and bereavement counseling and support groups in Warrenton, Virginia, and around the world. With a faith-based perspective, SCSM provides compassionate care and emotional healing for individuals and families struggling with loss and pain, whether from illness or the death of a loved one, a chronic condition, divorce, or Continue Reading >>

Waves of Peace

Moments of uncertainty are often very hard to deal with–you just have to put all your trust in God.  In those moments, your faith and understanding of God can be threatened. You need to take one moment at a time because one day at a time is just too much.  You have to make a Continue Reading >>

I have been told that Christians should not grieve because our hope is in God. I love the Lord with all my heart, but I still feel like I am hurting emotionally, physically, relationally, and spiritually because of my loss. Is God disappointed in me?

God loves you so much, and He is not disappointed in you. You are asking a great question that is asked by others who are Christians. In I Thessalonians 4:13, Paul writes, “Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like Continue Reading >>

Dear Chaplain Liz, I am a caregiver. I love my wife very much and I would do anything for her. It really gets hard sometimes to meet all the demands of caring for her. Even as I write this, I begin to feel guilty that I even shared that with you. Why is it so hard for caregivers to be able to share their real feelings?

Thank you so much for being real. I don’t think that caregivers are the only ones who have a difficult time sharing their real feelings. For anyone, taking the mask off is difficult. When a person shares their feelings, they need to be around people they can trust. They need to know they will not Continue Reading >>