Welcome to Side By Side Grand Rapids! We are so glad you're here!
Life as a medical wife can sometimes be difficult. Many women struggle with resentment, exhaustion, loneliness, and isolation. They've often been uprooted from their families and moved away from home in order for their husband to build his career. For those who have children, they often feel like a single mom, with almost all of the child-rearing responsibility falling on them.
That's where Side By Side steps in. We believe there is something unique about the support other medical wives can offer each other. We offer women a place where people understand what they are going through, where they find friends and surrogate family members, and where they find help and companionship.
Side By Side is an international outreach ministry to medical wives including all wives of medical and dental students, residents, fellows, as well as the wives of practicing physicians and dentists. Founded in Rochester, MN, it is now a commission and ministry of Christian Medical/Dental Association (CMDA).
If you're new to Grand Rapids and would like to get to know us a little better, find us on Facebook "Side By Side Grand Rapids" and request to join so we can get connected!