My spouse is disabled and the strain on our marriage...

Spouse with a disabilityQ: My spouse is disabled and the strain on our marriage is taking its toll. We need help!

A: Your struggle is not uncommon. Disability can take its toll on your marriage and family life. Be sure to talk to your pastor about your struggles. And as difficult as it can sometimes be, ask for prayer and support from your trusted church community. Take some time to read Joni and Ken: An Untold Love Story and let Ken and Joni tell you about the tests they've encountered in marriage and how they gained victory over the pressures of unending care giving routines, lack of privacy, and other struggles borne out of the disability in their marriage. In the Joni and Friends TV episode, For Better or For Worse, you can hear from Joni and Ken as well as from their friends Mike and Renee Bondi, who have experienced God’s power through the disability in their lives. Please also contact the Joni and Friends Area Ministry nearest you, where you will be able to connect with other families affected by disability to gain encouragement, fellowship, and refresh your marriage. For further help and advice, make sure to check out Focus on the Family as you depend on Christ to strengthen your marriage.