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Trade Paperback
320 pages
Jun 2004
Zondervan

The Infertility Companion

by Sandra L Glahn & William R Cutrer

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Review:

Sandra Glahn and her doctor, friend, and co-author William Cutrer, offer The Infertility Companion to kindred spirits. Glahn’s personal story of infertility and how Dr. Cutrer wept with her and her husband, and how together they reach out to infertility patients is an inspiring and useful resource.

In an effort to assist readers find help and hope, this indexed, thoroughly referenced book includes a workbook, resource list, and glossary. Interspersed throughout the book are personal stories of those struggling with fertility issues (miscarriage, primary or secondary infertility). Readers may be surprised to learn infertility’s effects are similar to those of cancer patients.

Glahn holds a master’s degree in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, while William Cutrer has been in the obstetrics field for over thirty years. Infertility is evaluated from both biblical and medical perspectives. This book is not too factual to be deemed merely a reference book, it is held together by personal anecdotes from the author and anonymous infertile couples. While it can be read from cover to cover, it is the What to Expect When You’re Expecting for infertile parents.

For the fertile soul who wants an understanding of the key issues of this struggle, for pastors who deal with congregants who are struggling with infertility or have just lost a child, this book is an eye-opener. Detailing the struggles of faith and theological issues of not bearing children, this book offers great insight for any who would seek to deal sensitively and support those grieving their non-existent children. This is an excellent resource and I highly recommend it. -- Suzanne Rae Deshchidn, Christian Book Previews.com

Book Jacket:

Endorsed by the Christian Medical Association.

A Comprehensive Christian Guide to the Challenges of Infertility

• Medical • Ethical • Emotional • Marital • Spiritual • Biblical

Infertility changes everything, shattering dreams and breaking hearts. But hope is available—today more than ever.

The Infertility Companion draws on the Bible and on current medical knowledge, including the latest research, to shed light on such questions as:

    • Can people of faith ethically use high-tech infertility treatments?

    • How do we make moral, biblical decisions about medical treatment, third-party reproduction, stem cell research, and embryo adoption?

    • Is God punishing me?

    • Does God even care?

    • Will adoption increase our chances of getting pregnant?

    • How can we reduce the stress of infertility on our marriage relationship?

    • How can we keep sex from becoming a chore?

These theologically trained authors have taught at a variety of conferences on infertility, pregnancy loss, and adoption, and they have helped thousands of couples to face the future through their message of encouragement.

The Infertility Companion includes discussion questions and a workbook suitable for individuals, couples, or small groups. Full of practical tips and true stories, this book will guide couples past the ethical pitfalls of assisted reproductive technologies as they travel the difficult road ahead.