A honeymoon baby, Susan was born just 9 months and 8 days after her parents eloped. She assumed that, when the time came, starting her own family would be equally effortless. It wasn’t. A twin miscarriage signaled the beginning of the long, hard journey of infertility. Now the mother of two children, she is also a Stephen Minister, frequent small group leader and featured speaker.
For several years, Susan led a unique Bible study series for infertile couples. This non-denominational ministry enabled couples to confront issues of grief & suffering, fears of hope dying along with embryos, and powerful feelings about God’s apparent silence—all within the context of scripture-based lessons and peer support.
Now, that group is led by “alumni” — couples who went through the course and then became parents. Using Pregnant with Hope: Good News for Infertile Couples as the basis for discussions, these alumni help other infertile couples renew their hope and strengthen their faith as they make the journey toward parenthood.
Susan started writing this blog to extend the reach of the Pregnant With Hope message. Each post offers infertile couples encouragement and answers to some of their hardest questions: Why us? What is the purpose of this journey? How can we feel less afraid? How long will our grief continue? Is there any way to suffer less and trust God more? Where is God in all this? Where do we find real hope? Every message is written with the intention of sparking an “aha moment” that decreases fear and strengthens hope.
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