10 Christian Books About Infertility To Help You
Here are the 10 best Christian books that tackle the struggles of infertility.
10 Best Christian Books On Infertility
Infertility is a personal struggle, one that nearly 6% of married women face in America. Some women battle it alone while others seek guidance from family members, friends, and religious institutions. And while all of those outlets can be therapeutic, religion plays a supportive yet complicated factor in fertility discussion. We've found the ten best Christian books on infertility to act as an additional support system.
1. When God Doesn't Fix It
"Laura helps us understand we aren't the only ones whose lives have taken unexpected turns. She examines the brokenness of some of the heroes of our faith, and shows how despite their flaws and flawed stories, God was able to use them in extraordinary ways. And it was not because of their faith, but because of the faithfulness of their God. God may not fix everything. In fact, although your situation might not ever change or get better, with Jesus you can".
2. Surviving Infertility: What The Bible Says About Your Baby Hunger
"Surviving Infertility: What the Bible Says about Your Baby Hunger is a compassionate guide through the tangle of emotions and struggles faced by the infertile couple. Using Scripture as a standard, infertile couples can overcome jealousy of other women's pregnancies, build faith during times of waiting, and find peace in the face of overpowering anxiety".
3. Empty Womb, Aching Heart
'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'.
4. Women of the Word: How To Study The Bible With Both Our Hearts and Our Minds
"We all know it's important to study God's Word. But sometimes it's hard to know where to start. What's more, a lack of time, emotionally driven approaches, and past frustrations can erode our resolve to keep growing in our knowledge of Scripture. How can we, as Christian women, keep our focus and sustain our passion when reading the Bible?".
5. Nothing to Hold but Hope
"Two things can happen through grief: we can become comfortable with it, allowing it to become an unwanted companion, or we can let hope rise. The latter is anything but easy; it's a journey.
In Nothing to Hold but Hope, Jennifer Kostick takes us through her real life struggle of pain, telling us the story of her fifteen-year battle through miscarriage, stillbirth, and secondary infertility. She invites us to walk with her through the desert of grief while searching for hope. Throughout each step, Jennifer paints a candid portrait of what the battle of grief looks like, while providing encouragement for the weary heart along the way".
6. Dear God, Why Can't I Have A Baby
Dear God, Why Can't I Have a Baby? provides women and ''couples-in-waiting'' with tools, direction, guidance, hope, and encouragement not to lose faith in God, or in each other, as they strive to share their love with a child.
Infertility statistics are staggering: nearly 6.1 million women and 2.1 million married couples in the United States will experience difficulty having a child.
Onlookers, and sadly even churches, often treat these ''empty arms'' couples with indifference, platitudes, criticism, or minimize the pain of miscarriages and stillborn babies. Couples struggling with infertility say they often feel alone and ostracized in their own churches and families.
This book seeks to ease readers' pain and accompany them on their infertility journey by offering: companionship, a place to cry, a way to journal and keep records, and most importantly, the strengthening of their faith in God".
7. Best of 999 Reasons to Laugh At Infertility
"Have you ever cried in a restaurant bathroom because you got your period? • Do you feel like everyone on Facebook is pregnant but you? • Do you examine the toilet paper on a regular basis? • Do you have more fertility medication in your fridge than food?
If you relaxed and it didn't happen, this is the book for you! Based on the popular blog, 999 Reasons to Laugh at Infertility, this book explores the humorous side to making a baby. From early morning fertility appointments to getting mad at your husband because he took a business trip when you were ovulating, this inspirational book is a reminder to laugh through life's challenges and to keep believing when your uterus says "I've had enough."
8. Infertility: A Silent Struggle And A God Who Hears
"The road of infertility is one of pain, struggle, and loneliness. It's not a topic that couples bring up in conversation. It's a journey that will either bring couples together and closer to God, or one that will slowly divide couples as they distance themselves from each other, their friends, and God. Whether you are struggling with infertility, or you know someone who is, this book was written for you".
9. Water From The Rock: Finding God's Comfort in the Midst of Infertility
"Hope and encouragement for those dealing with infertility.Issues of Infertility are epidemic within and without the church. The pain and disappointment runs so deep, and often threatens the relationships of those involved. Water from the Rock is an excellent resource for women facing this crisis on a daily basis.
Rather than addressing the medical aspects of infertility, this book helps readers focus on reaching out to God and allowing Him to comfort them throughout this trial. Biblically based strategies are offered in each chapter to help women and couples move from emotional grief to spiritual growth as they travel this difficult road".
10. You're Going To Be Okay
"Wall Street Journal bestselling author Holley Gerth offers readers the warmth of a caring friend as well as the wisdom of a licensed counselor and certified life coach. Through encouraging truth and practical insights, she'll show you how it really is possible to live with resilience, strength and even joy no matter what life brings.
Yes, there will be hurt and hard times but God wants to help you find ways to survive, grow stronger, and even thrive--no matter what happens. You really are going to be okay".