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What We’ve Learned After Almost Five Years of Infertility

April 25, 2016

National Infertility Awareness Week is upon us and we’re joining the conversation here at True Good and Beautiful.

Infertility affects 1 in 8 couples at some point during their child-bearing years. While it’s the minority of couples, most people have a friend or family member who’s battled this painful disease.

Jonathan and I have been trying to conceive (TTC) for 4.5 years and we’ve learned a whole lot in that time. Struggling with infertility has hands down been the hardest battle in our marriage. As you might guess, it has the ability to bring couples closer together or tear them apart.

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Infertility

National Infertility Awareness Week

April 22, 2015

It’s National Infertility Awareness Week again.

Here at True Good and Beautiful we write about this sensitive topic year-round but it’s important to have a week dedicated to awareness, just like any other rare illness out there.

A group of 430 people suffering infertility got together and composed a blog post which I am now re-posting here at TG&B for your reading pleasure. I hope and pray it brings consolation to those suffering infertility and insight to those desiring to learn more about this cross.

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Adoption, Infertility

How Motherhood Changed My Infertility

January 19, 2015

Many of you are probably waiting to hear what I have to say about this topic. Especially my fellow gals deep in the trenches of infertility.

Here’s the short answer:

Motherhood hasn’t physically changed anything about my infertility…but it has completely changed the way in which it affects me.

As soon as Josie made her entrance into the world, everything in my entire life shifted and changed for her. My days and nights have been consumed with being her mother ever since her birth.

I anticipated that change. What I didn’t expect was how I would feel towards our battle with infertility.

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Infertility, Marriage

What Do Singleness and Infertility Have in Common?

August 6, 2014

I’ve had this conversation far more often than I would have liked to in the past few years but it’s a conversation that should be shared.

I think it should be shared so that women who can relate to one of these struggles feel validated. I also think it should be shared so that women who can’t relate to one of these struggles don’t forget that these are real struggles

I’ve found that when I am sharing about infertility or a friend is sharing about singleness, we end up being able to relate with identical emotions despite our circumstances being different.

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Infertility, Marriage

The Cross of Infertility: An Interview Part 4

December 30, 2013

This week I am over at my dear friend Catherine Boucher’s blog, Hallelujiah is My Song, discussing the cross of infertility. In case you’ve missed the posts leading up to this last and final one…check them out below:

Today is the fourth and final post in this series. It’s all about what you can do to shoulder the burden to friends and family experiencing infertility. Or if you are experiencing it yourself, there are resources to check out. I hope this series has been a blessing to everyone who ends up reading it.

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Infertility, Marriage

The Cross of Infertility: An Interview Part 3

December 29, 2013

I didn’t think I would have time to post this today but low and behold, I found a spare 10 minutes 🙂

This week I am over at my dear friend Catherine Boucher’s blog, Hallelujiah is My Song, discussing the cross of infertility. We will have a 4-part series on the following topics:

  1. Introducing the series and Amanda (& Jonathan!)
  2. Understanding how infertility feels
  3. What NOT to do when your loved one is facing infertility
  4. How to encourage and lift up a couple facing infertility.  Encouragement and resources from Amanda.

Today is the third post and it’s all about what NOT to say to a couple experiencing infertility. Of course, it’s not the most extensive list out there but I hope it’s a start for those wanting to learn about how avoid hurtful comments/questions with your family and friends experiencing infertility.

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