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Are you constantly asking God, why me? Why am I not getting pregnant? Why I am going through infertility?

Are you scouring the internet for answers for how to navigate infertility and trying to conceive as a Christian? Are you looking for faith-based support on your fertility journey because no one in your circle really knows what you’re going through? Do you wish you could be at peace with God, your story, and learn to see the goodness of God in your waiting season?

In this podcast, you will find faith-based encouragement and support for your TTC & infertility journey, whether you’re navigating IVF, IUI, fertility treatments or simply just waiting, you do NOT have to walk this road alone.

Hi, I’m Courtney Duinker, host of the Waiting Well Podcast… I remember how it felt five years in to our infertility story, standing in the aisle of Target right after a failed IUI treatment, holding back tears as I reached for a box of tampons when a couple who was clearly expecting came down the aisle. They were smiling as they talked while holding a new pack of diapers. My heart sank. I couldn’t help the one question bubbling to the surface as my heartache over not conceiving overwhelmed me…. will it ever be my turn? I felt forgotten, lost and wanted to tap out of the roller coaster of infertility we seemed to be stuck on.

I didn’t know how to find peace with God. I wrestled to believe or see His goodness. And at one point, my faith felt completely shattered. I felt so alone in our pain & suffering. As we faced questions around treatment options, I was so confused. What was God’s plan? What were we supposed to do? I so desperately wanted to honor God even with our fertility journey. But I wrestled with how.

This is what led to creating The Waiting Well.
A virtual “well” where TTC women can come together and be equipped with God’s Word, encouraged, challenged and ultimately supported as we learn to wait well on God’s timing.

Each week I’ll share faith-based encouragement from my own infertility journey, provide information from expert guests on navigating infertility/TTC, powerful testimonials, answer common questions with scripture and share top tips on stewarding your health through this demanding journey.

My mission is to equip you to live an “even if” life… Even if God doesn’t answer my prayer, or grant me this desire to be a mother, I will still praise Him. He is still good. And my life, my identity, my worth is a sure thing I find in Him alone.

If you are ready to take back control of your life, find peace with God, joy in the in-between spaces and thrive in your waiting season, then meet me at the well girl. We’ve got some intentional growth to do.

Connect with Me:

Instagram: @sownwithstrength

Work Virtually w/ Me on your Health + Fitness Goals: https://bit.ly/healthywithcourt

The Waiting Well Free FB Community Group: https://bit.ly/waitingwellcommunity

Join my Email List & Receive a Freebie (my Fav 5 Bible Verses to Help You in the Wait): https://bit.ly/purposeinthewait

Email: hello@thewaitingwellpodcast.com

The Waiting Well - Infertility, Faith-based Encouragement, Trying to Conceive, Fertility Courtney Duinker, Infertility Warrior, Wellness Coach, Mentor for TTC Women

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 153 Ratings

Are you constantly asking God, why me? Why am I not getting pregnant? Why I am going through infertility?

Are you scouring the internet for answers for how to navigate infertility and trying to conceive as a Christian? Are you looking for faith-based support on your fertility journey because no one in your circle really knows what you’re going through? Do you wish you could be at peace with God, your story, and learn to see the goodness of God in your waiting season?

In this podcast, you will find faith-based encouragement and support for your TTC & infertility journey, whether you’re navigating IVF, IUI, fertility treatments or simply just waiting, you do NOT have to walk this road alone.

Hi, I’m Courtney Duinker, host of the Waiting Well Podcast… I remember how it felt five years in to our infertility story, standing in the aisle of Target right after a failed IUI treatment, holding back tears as I reached for a box of tampons when a couple who was clearly expecting came down the aisle. They were smiling as they talked while holding a new pack of diapers. My heart sank. I couldn’t help the one question bubbling to the surface as my heartache over not conceiving overwhelmed me…. will it ever be my turn? I felt forgotten, lost and wanted to tap out of the roller coaster of infertility we seemed to be stuck on.

I didn’t know how to find peace with God. I wrestled to believe or see His goodness. And at one point, my faith felt completely shattered. I felt so alone in our pain & suffering. As we faced questions around treatment options, I was so confused. What was God’s plan? What were we supposed to do? I so desperately wanted to honor God even with our fertility journey. But I wrestled with how.

This is what led to creating The Waiting Well.
A virtual “well” where TTC women can come together and be equipped with God’s Word, encouraged, challenged and ultimately supported as we learn to wait well on God’s timing.

Each week I’ll share faith-based encouragement from my own infertility journey, provide information from expert guests on navigating infertility/TTC, powerful testimonials, answer common questions with scripture and share top tips on stewarding your health through this demanding journey.

My mission is to equip you to live an “even if” life… Even if God doesn’t answer my prayer, or grant me this desire to be a mother, I will still praise Him. He is still good. And my life, my identity, my worth is a sure thing I find in Him alone.

If you are ready to take back control of your life, find peace with God, joy in the in-between spaces and thrive in your waiting season, then meet me at the well girl. We’ve got some intentional growth to do.

Connect with Me:

Instagram: @sownwithstrength

Work Virtually w/ Me on your Health + Fitness Goals: https://bit.ly/healthywithcourt

The Waiting Well Free FB Community Group: https://bit.ly/waitingwellcommunity

Join my Email List & Receive a Freebie (my Fav 5 Bible Verses to Help You in the Wait): https://bit.ly/purposeinthewait

Email: hello@thewaitingwellpodcast.com

    48 | The One Thing I Wish I Had Known When We Were Told IVF Was Our Only Option

    48 | The One Thing I Wish I Had Known When We Were Told IVF Was Our Only Option

    Hi Friend, have you heard the words "IVF is your only option?" Same. We heard from two different clinics that IVF would be our only option for conceiving. I was frustrated and annoyed. In this episode, I share what I wish someone had told me back when I first heard this diagnosis. I hope you find encouragement, strength, and clarity as you navigate your family's next steps in light of a similar diagnosis.
    As I mentioned in this episode, I will be opening up 3 spots for my band new Path to Motherhood: Christian Fertility Coaching services! Path to Motherhood is a Christian fertility coaching program designed to guide women through their conception journey with faith-based support, focusing on the well-being of their thoughts, soul, body, marriage, and alignment with God's plan. To enroll, fill this form out: https://forms.gle/tdBuCuCqBqqeKHFu6 and sign up to learn more and begin your transformative journey today.
    If you are struggling with your thoughts and emotions around your TTC journey, I highly recommend snagging my 
    Finding Hope through Infertility / TTC Masterclass - This masterclass will walk you through what you can implement today to start living in peace and joy during the waiting season - really growing closer to God despite the journey. I can't recommend it highly enough and it's on discount right now for only $25 to snag today! Grab that here: https://sown-with-strength.mykajabi.com/offers/HX2jMFL3?coupon_code=GIFT 
     
    Or snag our 2nd Masterclass focused on MARRIAGE through TTC! Thrive in Marriage through TTC Masterclass can now be purchased and accessed as well for $37!https://sown-with-strength.mykajabi.com/offers/AA3zxPNv
    ^^ you can also snag the Finding Hope through TTC (transforming your thoughts while waiting) Masterclass for only $20 extra instead of the original $37 cost when you enroll for the Marriage Class as a discounted bonus!
    Instagram: @courtneyduinkerConnect: courtney@sownwithstrength.com 
    website: https://courtneyduinker.com/ 
     
    If today's episode inspired, equipped or challenged you in anyway, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts! This helps to show this podcast to other women who are alone in navigating infertility. I also send out a fun package to someone who leaves a review each week! Leave a review here, please!

    • 24 min
    47 | Navigating Financial Decisions while TTC: Guest Interview Rachel Cruze from Ramsey Solutions

    47 | Navigating Financial Decisions while TTC: Guest Interview Rachel Cruze from Ramsey Solutions

    Before I met Josh, I worked as a Children's Ministry Coordinator at a church. They offered to pay for us to go through Financial Peace University a program by Dave Ramsey and his team. As a young college graduate with student loans, this was a huge gift to learn how to honor God with my finances. When Josh and I then got married, we went through the videos again as a married couple. The principles we learned in this course contributed to how we made financial decisions regarding our trying to conceive journey. 
    We had committed to always honor God with our finances, and we take to heart the principles shared in this course. It's one of the reasons we took years before we got to the financial and logistical point of pursuing IVF. I have chatted with so many women who shared how heartbroken they were that they did not consider the financial burden of taking loans out to pay for their treatments only to end up not getting pregnant. This is a very sensitive subject but I believe that this road of infertility and trying to conceive is ALREADY so hard. It doesn't have to be harder because of finances. 
    I wanted to interview Rachel because I wanted to share the resource of what they offer at Ramsey Solutions (this course: https://www.ramseysolutions.com/ramseyplus/financial-peace?snid=products.pay-off-debt-and-build-wealth.financial-peace-university ) but also to shed light that God's word speaks to us with how we are to approach decisions that impact our finances. Because that also impacts our marriages on the back end. 
    I'm so excited for you to hear from Rachel Cruze, best-selling Author, Ramsey Personality and Certified Financial Coach. You can connect with her here:
    https://www.ramseysolutions.com/rachel-cruze 
    Buy her new Children's Book: https://amzn.to/3wW1TY9 
     
    Finding Hope through Infertility / TTC Masterclass - This masterclass will walk you through what you can implement today to start living in peace and joy during the waiting season - really growing closer to God despite the journey. I can't recommend it highly enough and it's on discount right now for only $25 to snag today! Grab that here: https://sown-with-strength.mykajabi.com/offers/HX2jMFL3?coupon_code=GIFT 
     
    Or snag our 2nd Masterclass focused on MARRIAGE through TTC! Thrive in Marriage through TTC Masterclass can now be purchased and accessed as well for $37!https://sown-with-strength.mykajabi.com/offers/AA3zxPNv
    ^^ you can also snag the Finding Hope through TTC (transforming your thoughts while waiting) Masterclass for only $20 extra instead of the original $37 cost when you enroll for the Marriage Class as a discounted bonus!
    Instagram: @courtneyduinkerConnect: courtney@sownwithstrength.com 
    website: https://courtneyduinker.com/ 
     
    If today's episode inspired, equipped or challenged you in anyway, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts! This helps to show this podcast to other women who are alone in navigating infertility. I also send out a fun package to someone who leaves a review each week! Leave a review here, please!
     

    • 23 min
    46 | 9 Questions to ask Yourself to Determine your Spiritual Health while TTC According to God's Word

    46 | 9 Questions to ask Yourself to Determine your Spiritual Health while TTC According to God's Word

    Hi Friend, do you feel at a loss spiritually while TTC? Not sure if you're thriving, surviving or even just at a loss of how to find health in your relationship with God as you navigate the difficulty of your dreams for motherhood? Then this episode is for you! 
    This week on The Waiting Well we are discussing 9 questions that you can ask yourself that will help you become self-aware with how you're ACTUALLY doing right now as you TTC as a Christian and what we can do differently as a result of how we answer these questions.  
    If you are struggling with your thoughts and emotions around your TTC journey, I highly recommend snagging my 
    Finding Hope through Infertility / TTC Masterclass - This masterclass will walk you through what you can implement today to start living in peace and joy during the waiting season - really growing closer to God despite the journey. I can't recommend it highly enough and it's on discount right now for only $25 to snag today! Grab that here: https://sown-with-strength.mykajabi.com/offers/HX2jMFL3?coupon_code=GIFT 
     
    Or snag our 2nd Masterclass focused on MARRIAGE through TTC! Thrive in Marriage through TTC Masterclass can now be purchased and accessed as well for $37!https://sown-with-strength.mykajabi.com/offers/AA3zxPNv
    ^^ you can also snag the Finding Hope through TTC (transforming your thoughts while waiting) Masterclass for only $20 extra instead of the original $37 cost when you enroll for the Marriage Class as a discounted bonus!
    Instagram: @courtneyduinkerConnect: courtney@sownwithstrength.com 
    website: https://courtneyduinker.com/ 
     
    If today's episode inspired, equipped or challenged you in anyway, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts! This helps to show this podcast to other women who are alone in navigating infertility. I also send out a fun package to someone who leaves a review each week! Leave a review here, please!

    • 26 min
    45 | 5 Habits to Help You Create Peace while TTC as a Christian

    45 | 5 Habits to Help You Create Peace while TTC as a Christian

    Hi Friend, do you feel a total lack of peace with God's timing and this season of waiting while TTC? Then this episode is for you! 
    This week on The Waiting Well we are discussing 5 habits that you can DO (yes DO!) to help you begin cultivating peace & health while TTC as a Christian! Sometimes I just want to DO something to feel better - this is exactly that type of episode! Let's DO something and watch God at work! 
    You can find more info on the 4 Week Gut Protocol Challenge I talk about in this episode by filling out this form with your email: https://sown-with-strength.mykajabi.com/aprilgutprotocol 
    I will have a TTC focused group only for those who join this challenge walking that path to be connecting specifically with other women too! 
    Reminder ** I am not a doctor or a medical professional. All thoughts shared on this episode are my personal experience/opinion and in no way am I saying this gut challenge will lead you to a pregnancy but research shows that gut health is PART of the whole that impacts fertility. 
    If you are struggling with your thoughts and emotions around your TTC journey, I highly recommend snagging my 
    Finding Hope through Infertility / TTC Masterclass - This masterclass will walk you through what you can implement today to start living in peace and joy during the waiting season - really growing closer to God despite the journey. I can't recommend it highly enough and it's on discount right now for only $25 to snag today! Grab that here: https://sown-with-strength.mykajabi.com/offers/HX2jMFL3?coupon_code=GIFT 
     
    Or snag our 2nd Masterclass focused on MARRIAGE through TTC! Thrive in Marriage through TTC Masterclass can now be purchased and accessed as well for $37!https://sown-with-strength.mykajabi.com/offers/AA3zxPNv
    ^^ you can also snag the Finding Hope through TTC (transforming your thoughts while waiting) Masterclass for only $20 extra instead of the original $37 cost when you enroll for the Marriage Class as a discounted bonus!
    Instagram: @courtneyduinkerConnect: courtney@sownwithstrength.com 
    website: https://courtneyduinker.com/ 
     
    If today's episode inspired, equipped or challenged you in anyway, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts! This helps to show this podcast to other women who are alone in navigating infertility. I also send out a fun package to someone who leaves a review each week! Leave a review here, please!

    • 27 min
    44 | Alone in a Sea of Baby Showers: Coping with the Struggle as Everyone Around You Embraces Parenthood

    44 | Alone in a Sea of Baby Showers: Coping with the Struggle as Everyone Around You Embraces Parenthood

    Hi Friend, are you feeling alone in a sea of baby shower invites? Maybe you're expected to host them for close friends or family and struggling through your trying to conceive journey while everyone around you is beginning to embrace parenting? Then this episode is for you! 
    This week on The Waiting Well we are discussing how to cope with the struggle of feeling alone when everyone around you is announcing pregnancies, having baby showers and embracing parenthood. 
    If you are struggling with your thoughts and emotions around your TTC journey, I highly recommend snagging my 
    Finding Hope through Infertility / TTC Masterclass - This masterclass will walk you through what you can implement today to start living in peace and joy during the waiting season - really growing closer to God despite the journey. I can't recommend it highly enough and it's on discount right now for only $25 to snag today! Grab that here: https://sown-with-strength.mykajabi.com/offers/HX2jMFL3?coupon_code=GIFT 
     
    Or snag our 2nd Masterclass focused on MARRIAGE through TTC! Thrive in Marriage through TTC Masterclass can now be purchased and accessed as well for $37!https://sown-with-strength.mykajabi.com/offers/AA3zxPNv
    ^^ you can also snag the Finding Hope through TTC (transforming your thoughts while waiting) Masterclass for only $20 extra instead of the original $37 cost when you enroll for the Marriage Class as a discounted bonus!
    Instagram: @courtneyduinkerConnect: courtney@sownwithstrength.com 
    website: https://courtneyduinker.com/ 
     
    If today's episode inspired, equipped or challenged you in anyway, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts! This helps to show this podcast to other women who are alone in navigating infertility. I also send out a fun package to someone who leaves a review each week! Leave a review here, please!

    • 30 min
    43 | Afraid to Try Again for a Baby? 3 Steps to Overcoming Fear around TTC after Disappointment

    43 | Afraid to Try Again for a Baby? 3 Steps to Overcoming Fear around TTC after Disappointment

    Have you struggled with fear of trying again to conceive? Maybe fear because you keep feeling disappointed with negative pregnancy tests? Maybe fear because you just experienced a miscarriage?  Maybe fear because your first baby took a long time and hard road to conceive and you're afraid to try for a second? 
    This week on The Waiting Well we are diving into fear - fear of trying to conceive again, identifying what fear is, and what God's Word has for us here. 
    If you are struggling with your thoughts and emotions around your TTC journey, I highly recommend snagging my 
    Finding Hope through Infertility / TTC Masterclass - This masterclass will walk you through what you can implement today to start living in peace and joy during the waiting season - really growing closer to God despite the journey. I can't recommend it highly enough and it's on discount right now for only $25 to snag today! Grab that here: https://sown-with-strength.mykajabi.com/offers/HX2jMFL3?coupon_code=GIFT 
     
    Or snag our 2nd Masterclass focused on MARRIAGE through TTC! Thrive in Marriage through TTC Masterclass can now be purchased and accessed as well for $37!https://sown-with-strength.mykajabi.com/offers/AA3zxPNv
    ^^ you can also snag the Finding Hope through TTC (transforming your thoughts while waiting) Masterclass for only $20 extra instead of the original $37 cost when you enroll for the Marriage Class as a discounted bonus!
    Instagram: @courtneyduinkerConnect: courtney@sownwithstrength.com 
    website: https://courtneyduinker.com/ 
     
    If today's episode inspired, equipped or challenged you in anyway, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts! This helps to show this podcast to other women who are alone in navigating infertility. I also send out a fun package to someone who leaves a review each week! Leave a review here, please!

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
153 Ratings

153 Ratings

Be_quiet&drive ,

Helping me through my miscarriage

I love this podcast. I had a miscarriage for my first pregnancy and have been TTC for a year. I’m 34 now and it feels like time is just passing by, but Courtney’s message is helping me understand how good God is. I am trying to grow in my faith and not become bitter because of my circumstances.

CiCiRen16 ,

Thank You!

Wow, if this wasn’t a God-thing I don’t know what is :) My husband and I are going in five years trying to get baby #2, and everything you touched on about the fruit of the spirit in this podcast was both gently convicting but yet so incredibly comforting. It covered every thought I’ve had towards myself the past five years and funny enough, I just thought about avoiding listening/following anything TTC related and just giving up. This podcast has been in my queue and popped up for me a few times but I finally took a walk and listen, and God knew His words through you were exactly what I needed. Thank you for leaning on Him and trusting He will use your journey to speak to others- even long time believers that are in a rut from fertility challenges!

ImissMorbid2020 ,

I needed this

I just happened to search “infertility” and Courtney popped up. I’m so glad she did. For 2 mornings now I’ve started with her words. To feel lonely during this process is an understatement. It’s amazing someone’s words can impact my heart this much. Infertility is painful. Community can be found anywhere and here it is.

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