What doesn’t this blog include?
1. Medical advice or health/fertility-related discussion.
2. Analyzing or discussing symptoms, procedures, or health-related struggles.
3. Anyone’s personal infertility story (including mine – for the most part).
4. Nonsense encouragement, such as “baby dust” and “sending good vibes.”
So what is this?
This blog consists of Biblically-based encouragement aimed at women who are struggling with infertility, child loss or waiting for a child. It includes songs, scripture, posts of my own lessons and thoughts, and links to other helpful blogposts and resources. Many posts will invite you to interact with ideas, which I hope will offer additional encouragement to other readers (and myself).
So who are you?
In short, I am a committed Christian woman who has been walking through the trial of infertility. I prefer not to share much of my personal journey here. I have a Bible degree, and I have been married for a bunch of years. (You can read bigger pieces of my journey here and here, and the latest one is here.)
I was inspired to start this blog because I found there was a huge gap on the internet for something like this. As Christian workers in an isolated, non-Christian country, my husband and I found ourselves pretty alone in this trial. In times of struggle, I, like you, started searching the internet for encouragement. What I generally found were forums full of women obsessing over symptoms, signs, prescriptions and procedures, and offering each other encouragement that was neither truth-based nor helpful to me. When I did find biblical encouragement, it was an article here or there, or someone’s personal blog about her own fertility story (which eventually became a pregnancy blog or stopped all together when her trial did).
I also wanted a place away from medical issues, that would just feed my soul and uplift my spirit in a time of walking through the valley of trial. That being said, we have often been (thankfully) forced to walk much of our journey seeking the Lord’s encouragement on our own. This blog consists of many of the encouragements that we have found, as well as personal lessons the Lord has taught and continues to teach us. My purpose in publishing them is to offer web-searching women (both Christian and non-Christian) encouragement based on eternal truth that will give you added strength in this trial.
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If you are interested in discussing biblical Christianity, I invite you to contact me.