Seminar: Parenting Teens and Tweens When You Have a Chronic Illness

Dena Dyer

If you have ever wondered how to survive those tween and teen years, while you are living with chronic pain yourself and already exhausted, Dena will inspire you to hang in there.  How do you keep kids busy? How important is it to have friends that help you out? How do you juggle parenting while working from home?

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About Dena Dyer

As a busy mom and minister’s wife, Dena Dyer constantly loses things—but she’s holding onto her sanity (barely). Her favorite forms of therapy? Talking and laughing with her sons, date nights with her hubby, reading, cooking, and watching movies. Dena is thankful for her creative life, which is varied and full. That doesn’t mean it’s easy, though. . . especially because she has had health challenges, including battling auto-immune disease and chronic neck/back pain, since her college days at Baylor University.

“Jesus truly is my strength when I am weak,” she says. “His love, mercy, and grace have been incredibly instrumental in my life. That’s why I’m so passionate about sharing Him with other people, how- and whenever He allows me to.” In between helping her boys with homework and shuttling kids to karate and music lessons, she writes, speaks, and participates in the music and women’s ministries at Lakeside Baptist Church, where her husband serves as the Worship and Music Minister.

Dena’s publishing credits include the books Let the Laugh Lines and Wrinkles Come!, Mothers of the Bible, the Groovy Chicks’ Road Trip series and Grace for the Race: Meditations for Busy Moms. Her articles have appeared in Writer’s Digest, Woman’s World, HomeLife and many other magazines, and her tips have been published in Working Mother, Thriving Family, Redbook, Family Circle, Parenting, and Scholastic Parent. She currently serves as a contributing author and Facebook editor with The High Calling.

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Some of Dena’s Books: Mothers Of The Bible (Barbour), Let the Laugh Lines and Wrinkles Come (Barbour); upcoming in summer, 2013; Wounded Women of the Bible (Kregel), and e-book, Grace for the Race: Inspiration for Busy Moms (Patheos).


  1. says

    When I injured a back injury due to a car accident our son was 8 yrs old. Then I was severely injured in a work injury our son was 11 yrs old. That’s when I discovered that I really was going to have to ask and accept help from others.

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. I know that many identify or will be parenting tweens and teens and having a chronic illness.

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