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In Longing for Motherhood, Chelsea Patterson addresses the isolation, disappointment, and shame often associated with childlessness. She shares her own personal journey of childlessness and how she ultimately came to view her burden through the lens of scripture. Both single women and married women who are without children, whether from infertility, miscarriage, or the loss of a child, will be encouraged to hold onto hope and know that God's love is sufficient to carry them through.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: The Silent Struggle
Chapter 2: Seasons of Sorrow
Chapter 3: When God Doesn't Change Your Circumstances
Chapter 4: Grieving an Unfulfilled Desire
Chapter 5: We Have This Hope!
Chapter 6: Alternative Journeys to Motherhood
Chapter 7: Don't Waste Your Childlessness
Chapter 8: What I Wish My Community Knew About Loving Me Well in Childlessness
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: 2018
|Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 X .5 (inches)|
When hopes for motherhood are deferred...
Childlessness remains a taboo topic in todays culture, especially in Christian circles. Many women feel isolated, ashamed, or uncertain of how to reconcile this trial with a loving God. The death of the dream of motherhoodwhether from infertility, barrenness, miscarriage, or the loss of a childis one of the hardest journeys women can walk through.
In Longing for Motherhood, Chelsea Patterson Sobolik speaks to these burdens specifically. She shares vulnerably about her own journey of childlessness and how she has ultimately come to view her story through the lens of Scripture and our hope in Christ. While remaining tender and empathetic toward suffering and longing, she discusses the comfort we have in knowing that the Lord is sovereign over all, and that His love is sufficient to carry us through any and every situation.
A timely book for women struggling with childlessness, as well as for pastors, friends, and family who want to care for them well, Longing for Motherhood is a tender, truthful companion for a difficult journey.