Though I do not agree with some of the ethical choices some writers made, I have recommended and do recommend this book as a comfort and help to those who are also suffering from infertility. I found I could relate to many of the stories, and it helped me to let me tears out and understand that I am not alone.
This book is an excellent guidepost to those who are coming to terms with the acceptance of infertility in their lives.Empty Womb, Aching Heart is a well crafted anthology of stories told by women and men struggling with infertility. Related in the first person, these are actual stories of all too familiar events - Mother's Day, a failed adoption, another useless round of infertility tests. This book faces head on the resultant impact that infertility can have on your faith and understanding of God in your life. There are not a lot of unreal endings here, instead these are thoughtful accounts by people who have faced a world where their most heartfelt dream of a child may not come true. Each of these stories is a little gem, with its own hard won yet illuminating flash of understanding. To achieve true healing and return to trust in God, each person must come to terms with the lose of their desire and what God's love means to them.
This book was exactly what I needed and it came at the perfect time. It is exactly what the author said it would be. No help in regards to how to fix your infertility issues but it showed me that there were many christian couples who are faced with the same issues that I am currently dealing with. There are many couples who have these problems but no one has taken the time in letting us know that we are not alone!!! That GOD is with us every step of the way. Thank you Marlo for this inspirational book, may GOD bless you and each and every person who had a say in this project.