When Empty Arms Become a Heavy Burden: Encouragement for Couples Facing Infertility

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Kregel Publications, 2010 - Religion - 238 pages
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One in six Americans of childbearing age experience infertility problems which lead to further struggles, including stress, sexual difficulties, marital discord, and a disturbing uncertainty about the future. Sandra Glahn knows these issues far too well and has teamed with medical specialist Dr. William Cutrer to reissue an updated edition of their trusted resource for couples struggling to have children.

While focusing on the emotional and spiritual struggles that accompany infertility, Glahn and Cutrer also provide detailed information on associated medical issues and fertility treatments and alternatives. Questions at the end of each chapter and lists for recommended reading promote further discussion while case histories and personal testimonies make the facts relatable. With a sensitive touch and trusted advice, Glahn and Cutrer offer encouragement and hope for couples struggling with infertility.

  

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Contents

Introduction
9
Men and Women Handling Crisis
19
Can We Strengthen Our Love Life During Infertility?
33
Can We Keep Our Romance Alive During Infertility?
47
Good Grief Why Do I Feel Like Im Going Crazy?
63
When Everyone Says the Wrong Thing
81
The Physician
91
What Do We Do with Our Anger?
105
Does the Bible Really Say That?
137
The Moral Maze of HighTech Treatment
149
Donor Insemination
165
Egg Donation and Surrogacy
183
Pregnancy Loss
193
Exclusion or Empathy?
205
When Resolution Doesnt Mean Conception
215
Epilogue
225

Am I Infertile Because I Did Something Wrong?
115
Why Lord?
127
Notes
231
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About the author (2010)

Sandra Glahn, Th.M., is an adjunct professor at Dallas Seminary, where she edits the award-winning magazine Kindred Spirit. She is the author of the Coffee Cup Bible Studies series for women and the coauthor of seven books about marriage and reproductive issues. Sandra also serves on the board of the Evangelical Press Association and the women's executive committee for Bible.org. She and her husband, Gary, make their home in Dallas, Texas.

William R. Cutrer, M.D., is a recognized expert in reproductive technology and medical ethics. A licensed obstetrician/gynecologist who specialized in the treatment of infertility for more than fifteen years, he also holds a graduate degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and is an ordained minister. Currently he is the Gheens Professor of Christian Ministry at The Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He and his wife, Jane, have been married for thirty-seven years and have three children and six grandchildren.

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