Empty Womb, Aching Heart: Hope and Help for Those StrugglingWith Infertility Paperback – Apr 1 2009
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From Publishers Weekly
Mother's Day is not a joyful occasion for all women, particularly those who would like to have children but cannot. Marlo Schalesky's Empty Womb, Aching Heart: Hope and Help for Those Struggling with Infertility does for Christian women what Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin's Tears of Sorrow, Seeds of Hope: A Jewish Spiritual Companion for Infertility and Pregnancy Loss did for Jewish women: provide comfort and camaraderie in the face of infertility and pregnancy loss.
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"...filled with personal wisdom and experience ...helpful to encourage a friend who is struggling with infertility." -- Discipleship Journal, Sep-Oct 2001See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
Those in the middle of the infertility journey will find this book encouraging and comforting for several reasons. First, stories such as "Crying in the Diaper Aisle" help you to realize that you are neither alone nor crazy - your experience is just the same as many others. Second, this books avoids the all-too-common "and then we had a baby!" happy ending. While all the stories end on a hopeful note, more often than not it is because the characters learn new ways to cope or rely on God for comfort. Finally, both men's and women's perspectives on infertility are addressed. Stories from a man's perspective include a husband whose low sperm count is causing the couple's infertility, and a man who just can't understand his wife's pain.
I enjoyed this book tremendously (though I did cry at several of the stories) and felt comforted after reading it. I highly recommend it to couples facing infertility, as well as their family and friends.
Our family knows that infertility strikes at the core of what oit means to be a woman or man, it tests marriages, and shakes the faith. This honest, open, and emotionally resonant first-person collection of stories will touch your life, and if you're looking for a good dose of Christ-centered encouragement for the journey of infertility, this is it.
We looked for months for a book like this, and we hope you are encouraged like we were.
A very highly recommended book!!!
--- reviewed by Susan for Christian Bookshelf
Ginger Garrett, Author: Moments For Couples Who Long For Children
Most recent customer reviews
I really wish I had known this book was written about and for fundamentalist Christians-then I never would have bought it. Read morePublished on Feb. 28 2002
This book is incredible. I read it last night and cried through most of it! As a Christian battling infertility, its so nice to hear the message that it's okay to hurt, cry, and... Read morePublished on July 17 2001
Along with the pain of not having a child, there is often another--loneliness, the perception that others do not know what you're going through. Read morePublished on June 21 2001 by Janet H. McHenry
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