Thursday, July 28, 2011

Supporting your infertile loved ones

Since it'll be another several days before I can give any updates, I figured it would be a good time to share something that's been on my heart for a while now - how can you love and encourage couples going through infertility? One in six couples is dealing with infertility, so chances are, I'm not the only person you know who can't seem to get pregnant. You have the opportunity to come alongside your loved ones, and help carry the load of this emotional roller coaster. Because this is such a private area of life, few people talk about it, and because it's not spoken of, there is a lack of understanding, and therefore, people with good intentions have the potential to say things that are unhelpful. It's a vicious cycle, and one that I hope to break through this little mini series. :) I hope that I can give some perspective from this side of things, and help you as you seek to love those around you... so stay tuned! :) 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, dear Denay, for putting writing this. Being one who wants to love and support you both, I want (we want) to be a sensitive as possible. So just to give you the "ok", if we say anything insensitive or unloving, PLEASE tell us. Know that we are still praying and pressing into the Lord for you and Ryan... Aunt Tammy