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Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Baker Books
Publication Date: 2001
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When the professional advice isn't enough, and you've had your fill of well-meaning comments from those who haven't experienced infertility, Marlo Schalesky wants you to know you are not alone. The true stories she tells of couples who share your hopes, fears, frustrations, and the comfort only God can bring will encourage your heart.
Infertility strikes at the core of what it means to be a woman or man, tests marriages, and shakes faith. The honest, open, and emotionally resonant first-person stories in Empty Womb, Aching Heart will touch your life--as you "cry in the diaper aisle," wonder if you "are less of a woman," ask "How far should we go?" or whisper to God, "It's not fair."
FranOntario, CanadaAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5April 30, 2012FranOntario, CanadaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5Though 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.
Heather5 Stars Out Of 5December 5, 2008HeatherIt was great to read other people's perspectives of dealing with infertility and the way it changes your life.
Allison Martin5 Stars Out Of 5March 4, 2004Allison MartinThis 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.
maria smith5 Stars Out Of 5August 9, 2003maria smithThis 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.
Located in: Gilroy, CA
Submitted: April 25, 2001
Tell us a little about yourself. Even when I was a little girl and boys had cooties, I knew that someday Id grow up, get married, and have children. After all, didnt everyone? But the years passed, and no children came. Yet, advice was plentiful. Everyone who discovered that we were having trouble conceiving volunteered their own magic cure. Our fertility specialist loaded us down with pamphlets, articles, and information on web-sites. But, despite all the information, my heart still felt as if it were breaking every day. And the specialist offered no cure for that.
What was your motivation behind this project? Eventually, I met others, just like me, who were struggling with the same heartaches, questions, and fears. As they shared their stories over cups of coffee or glasses of lemonade, I encountered a type of wisdom and comfort that was not available in the reams of information I had on infertility. Theirs were stories of experience, of those who had walked the path I trod and found a glimmer of peace in the midst of it. Their understanding and insights changed me, helped me to see through the darkness of infertility, and showed me God as I had never seen Him before.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? This book is a compilation of their stories, the experiences of people who have struggled and are struggling through the pain of infertility. It is not meant to be guidebook on infertility treatments, or a manual on what to do, think, or feel. It gives no easy answers. It offers no quick cures. Rather, this book comes from the hearts of fellow travelers, like you, and in its pages I pray that youll find what you need - hope, understanding, and the healing touch of God.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: Please also check out my historical fiction series, the Winds of Freedom: Book 1, CRY FREEDOM, and Book 2, FREEDOMS SHADOW (published by Crossway Books).