Everyday, men and women become caregivers, often without warning. They find themselves feeling lost as they try to figure out how to adapt. They are forced to make choices they hadn’t anticipated, much less prepared for. They need help understanding what is expected of them and what they can realistically provide. They need psychological and spiritual support to cope with the new demands being made on their time and energy. Insight, support and refreshment are what God Knows Caregiving Can Pull You Apart offers the dedicated and weary caregiver. These stories provide caregivers with the assurance that they are not alone.
Gretchen L Thompson is a chaplain through Allina Health Systems, and a writer-in-residence at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. She is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister who has served First Universalist Church in Minneapolis, Unity Church—Unitarian in St. Paul, and the Unitarian Church of Willmar, Minnesota. Her other professional experience includes teaching English and working in hospice and mental health chaplaincy. She holds a bachelor of arts degree from Carleton College and a master of divinity degree from United Theological Seminary.