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27. How to Deal with the Grief of Infertility Made for Hope: Conversations for Christian Women

    • Christianity

For those who have gone through infertility, you know what a grief trigger Mother's Day can be. It can bring up disappointment, hurt, and messy, complex feelings. But here's the part we don't always talk about: there can also be joy.

Thelma Nienhuis writes about grief, infertility, and extending permission and acceptance for those in the midst of the storm. In this episode we talk about:

—why infertility is grief too (and why we’re reluctant to name it that way)

—how to honor grief in your life and build traditions that allow you to grieve

—why you should extend permission to yourself on Mother’s day and other triggering events

—how we can best support those going through infertility

—finding joy in the place where you’re at.



Links mentioned in the show:

Life as Two Resource

https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5f43f7e6a25f1c0029564a11

The Wide Spectrum of Mothering

https://www.uua.org/worship/words/prayer/wide-spectrum-mothering

Quiet Assurance: 30 day devotional walking you through the Psalms

https://www.amazon.ca/Quiet-Assurance-Meditations-Peace-Grieving/dp/1777423104/

Sara's book, Made for Hope: Discovering Unexpected Gifts in Brokenness, which also talks about her journey through infertility and adoption. Find it on Amazon.


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Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sara-r-ward/support

For those who have gone through infertility, you know what a grief trigger Mother's Day can be. It can bring up disappointment, hurt, and messy, complex feelings. But here's the part we don't always talk about: there can also be joy.

Thelma Nienhuis writes about grief, infertility, and extending permission and acceptance for those in the midst of the storm. In this episode we talk about:

—why infertility is grief too (and why we’re reluctant to name it that way)

—how to honor grief in your life and build traditions that allow you to grieve

—why you should extend permission to yourself on Mother’s day and other triggering events

—how we can best support those going through infertility

—finding joy in the place where you’re at.



Links mentioned in the show:

Life as Two Resource

https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5f43f7e6a25f1c0029564a11

The Wide Spectrum of Mothering

https://www.uua.org/worship/words/prayer/wide-spectrum-mothering

Quiet Assurance: 30 day devotional walking you through the Psalms

https://www.amazon.ca/Quiet-Assurance-Meditations-Peace-Grieving/dp/1777423104/

Sara's book, Made for Hope: Discovering Unexpected Gifts in Brokenness, which also talks about her journey through infertility and adoption. Find it on Amazon.


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Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sara-r-ward/support

41 min