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Of the many unity rituals that are included in wedding ceremonies, one of my favorites is the cord of three strands. Based on Ecclesiastes 4:12, it is an outward indication that the couples intends to include God in their marriage–that by intertwining their two lives with His, their union will be strong and not easily broken.

This same principle can be applied to caregiving. When the needs of a loved one require our involvement, too many of us try to be super heroes and go it alone. When God created the human race, He created us to live in community with each other, to lift each other up in times of hardship and trouble. Adam had Eve, Moses had Aaron, and Paul had Timothy. Even Jesus needed His earthly companions to help Him carry out His mission.

As a caregiver, you have an extremely difficult task ahead of you, but the disease or disability will not prevail if you enlist a team to help you. Above all, include God as your team leader, but then reach out to friends, family, organizations, and professionals for help. A cord of three strands is not easily broken.



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