My partner and I have been trying to get pregnant for more than five years. Underneath the wish for biological children, the blood draws, temperature readings and clinical interrogation about our sex life, there is a storm of emotions that is rarely talked about with others.
In our case, our inability to conceive squeezes into being these weird feelings of grief, sadness, shame, confusion and envy. The stress of the financial implications of fertility treatment can be paralyzing. We are rattled by the inaccessibility of the dream of parenthood and question our identity. It can be all together overwhelming.
Tomorrow: Your role as the church
Today is the 12th Sunday after Pentecost. This message was adapted from “Struggling to cope: Where is the church in times of infertility?” written by Lindsay Mack that first appeared in the May 2015 issue of Café magazine