Q&A: A Parent’s Role in Church Disability Ministries

In this episode, Ashley Belknap discusses the importance of community and meaningful support in the life of a caregiver as she answers these questions:

1. Caregivers of people with disabilities inevitably experience a level of intensity in life that others simply do not understand. Can fellowship with others who have not walked the same path and do not genuinely understand be enough to meet caregivers’ relational needs? 

2. At times, the disability community may be best able to understand the stresses of caregiving. But what if those in the disability community are not Christians?

3. Is empathetic understanding alone enough support for believers?