Worthwhile: Creating a Life of Purpose & Joy in Infertility

Gentle Reader,

“Are you really a woman if you can’t have a baby?”

I’ve been asked this question, in one form or another, many times. It’s on the rude end of the spectrum, and I admit to responding with equal rudeness on occasion. But mostly, I get it. The general assumption, especially within the Christian community, is that woman equals one who gives birth. This is God’s design.

“You must have sinned in a major way. God must be mad at you.”

The bolder sort move from the question to these assertions, which never fails to leave me wondering what Bible people are reading. The God I know is the essence of grace, love and truth. He is not vindictive. He doesn’t engage in tit-for-tat. Can you imagine if He did? We’d all be lost.

This, my friend, is why we must know our theology well…

To read the rest, head on over to Rachel Marie Lee’s site. While you’re there, stay awhile. You’ll find encouragement and hope in her words. Grateful to Rachel for sharing her space with me!

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2 thoughts on “Worthwhile: Creating a Life of Purpose & Joy in Infertility

  1. Oh good grief, that’s horrible. My brother and his wife don’t have children. They say they prefer dogs, but I know my sister-in-law has suffered from some sort of undiagnosed malady for decades. Not every family has to have children, although, in my case, I delight in my (adult) children and grandchildren.

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    1. On Maundy Thursday, Pastor Megan reminded us that we are family. Anyone who knows Jesus as Lord has relationships in the thousands: sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, aunts, uncles, counsins, etc. On and on it goes. As I get older, I begin to see just how beautiful that really is.

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