This book has made me cry, made me laugh, and ultimately has helped me achieve peace about our struggle with infertility. I'm not ready to give up yet, but if that time comes, this book will help me cope with that too. Its very informative, and theraputic for both me and my husband. Thanks to the authors!
Right around this time of year, sermons about Mothers Day and the beauty of parenthood bring grief to those experiencing the hellish ride of infertility. Though I have not personally experienced this, I have walked with several friends that have. This book was invaluable in helping me understand the medical, spiritual and emotional issues facing infertile couples. Glahns personal story is woven throughout, giving the reader glimpses into the pain of infertility. Cutrer offers the reader practical and sound medical advice, gleaned from years and years of treating infertile couples. Both grapple with theological questions like Is infertility a curse from God? and Why did God create sex? Perhaps the most helpful chapter detailed the well-intentioned (but painful) things people say: Just relax. You can have my children for a weekend. If you adopt, youll conceive. Just trust God. The latter half of the book deals with the ethics of medical intervention in an honest, non-alarmist way. If you are looking for an infertility manual with heart, pick up this book. If you are longing to love a friend or family member through infertilitys minefield, read it for understanding.