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Dear God, Why Can't I Have a Baby?: A Companion Guide for Couples on the Infertility Journey Paperback – April 15, 2011
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Throughout the book she offers scriptures that comes to life; mentoring moments with wise yet sensitive advice; journal entries to remind the reader that she is not alone; God's love letter to the reader, and a place for the reader to write a note back to God. There is even a couple's prayer in each section, a much-needed yet rare resource. Far too many couples find themselves growing farther apart through infertility when they could be using the experience to become closer. "Daddy-in-waiting" reflections also provide validation of the mixed feelings men may carry silently.
There is not a book that can cure infertility, but this book can end the bitterness, frustrations, loss of joy, and even resentment. When we are suffering, loves ones are quick to say, "Be sure to grow closer to God during this time, not farther away," but when you are deep in the pit of grief, you need a helping hand to do this. Thompson's "Dear God, Why Can't I Have a Baby?" helps the spiritual and emotional struggle seem to be one that is able to be conquered.Read more ›
Some books are meant to be read and then assigned a place in your library. Janet Thompson's two "Dear God..." books are meant to be Companion Guides--invaluable books you (1) read together with your mate, (2) take with you to the doctor's office, or (3) share with your best friend. Or better, you buy it for a girl friend, guy friend, or a couple going through the process of becoming pregnant--the honesty of the stories shared from several men was especially moving. Guys, this book is for you too.
"Dear God..." provides real-life input from women, men, and couples already on this sometimes emotionally painful experience. Yes, this book has a spiritual focus--but creating life has a spiritual component to it and whether or not you (or the friend you buy it for) have a spiritual bent, this book will be a valuable and meaningful asset to anyone on this "I Want A Baby" journey.
This is the kind of book you buy yourself. A relative bought this for me recently and I wanted to punch them in the face. I didn't, but it did make a nice addition to a bonfire I was at recently... In fact, it lights on fire very nicely. If you are buying this book for yourself, I'm sure it's very lovely, but don't by any means buy this for a relative, no matter what your intentions are.
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It took me three months to work through this book. I say work, not read for a reason. Each time I opened the book I felt things I never felt before. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Rachel E. Lincoln
Infertility is such an isolating disease and brings up tons of "why me" questions. I ordered this book at the right time and found huge solace in it's words and guidance. Read morePublished on June 18, 2011 by G.B.
Wow! What a beautiful, compassionate, wonderful resource for women who are struggling with infertility and secondary infertility. Read morePublished on June 8, 2011 by CINDI MCMENAMIN
I love this book! I love the personal stories and the way it is written. It's a must read for anyone struggling with infertility. Read morePublished on May 18, 2011 by Paula
Infertility can be a lonely journey, and sometimes it feels like friends and family just do not understand what you're going through. This book reminds you that you are not alone. Read morePublished on May 11, 2011 by Elizabeth