Infertility changes everything, shattering dreams and breaking hearts. But help is available-today more than ever. This book focuses on important questions including: how can we make moral, biblical decisions about medical treatment; can people of faith ethically use high-tech infertility treatments; and how can the stress of infertility on marriage can be minimized. Included are discussion questions and a workbook suitable for individuals, couples or small groups.
Endorsed by the Christian Medical Association. A Comprehensive Christian Guide to the Challenges of Infertility Medical Ethical Emotional Marital Spiritual Biblical Infertility changes everything, shattering dreams and breaking hearts. But hope is availabletoday more than ever. The Infertility Companion draws on the Bible and on current medical knowledge, including the latest research, to shed light on such questions as: Can people of faith ethically use high-tech infertility treatments? How do we make moral, biblical decisions about medical treatment, third-party reproduction, stem cell research, and embryo adoption? Is God punishing me? Does God even care? Will adoption increase our chances of getting pregnant? How can we reduce the stress of infertility on our marriage relationship? How can we keep sex from becoming a chore? These theologically trained authors have taught at a variety of conferences on infertility, pregnancy loss, and adoption, and they have helped thousands of couples to face the future through their message of encouragement. The Infertility Companion includes discussion questions and a workbook suitable for individuals, couples, or small groups. Full of practical tips and true stories, this book will guide couples past the ethical pitfalls of assisted reproductive technologies as they travel the difficult road ahead. An all-encompassing guide for the Christian infertility patient. Where other books fall short, this companion aids the patient not only with the physical and emotional aspects of this journey, but also helps answer the tough spiritual and ethical questions that arise in a couples desire to conceive.Julie Watson, Conceiving Concepts
Sandra Glahn, ThM, is adjunct professor at Dallas Theological Seminary, her alma mater. She is the coauthor of eight books, including the CBA bestseller and Christy Award finalist, Lethal Harvest. She is also editor-in-chief of the award-winning magazine Kindred Spirit. Glahn is currently pursuing a PhD in aesthetic studies at the University of Texas at Dallas. She serves on the board of the Dallas Christian Medical/Dental Associations and the advisory board of Hannah's Prayer.
William R. Cutrer, M.D., is an OB/GYN and an ordained minister. He is the Gheens Professor of Christian Ministry and the director of the Gheens Center for Marriage and Family at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He serves as the medical director at A Woman's Choice Pregnancy Resource Center. He is the author of Choice Today: A Pregnancy Resource and Under the Fig Leaves, and coauthor of Sexual Intimacy in Marriage and The Infertility Companion. He has also coauthored the novels Lethal Harvest, Deadly Cure, and False Positive.