Item description for The Infertility Companion: Hope and Help for Couples Facing Infertility (Medically Reliable Biblically So) by Sandra L. Glahn & William R. Cutrer...
Overview This Christian guide to the medical, ethical, emotional, marital, spiritual, and biblical challenges of infertility includes chapter questions and a workbook section with exercises ideal for individual or small-group use.
Publishers Description 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. An all-encompassing guide for the Christian infertility patient. Where other books fall short, this companion aids the patient not only with the physical and emotional aspects of this journey, but also helps answer the tough spiritual and ethical questions that arise in a couple s desire to conceive.---Julie Watson, Conceiving Concepts"
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.08" Width: 6.08" Height: 0.84" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2004
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Series Medically Reliable Biblically So
ISBN 0310249619 ISBN13 9780310249610 UPC 025986249618
Availability 0 units.
More About Sandra L. Glahn & William R. Cutrer
Sandra Glahn, ThM, is adjunct professor at Dallas Theological Seminary, her alma mater. She is the coauthor of eight books, including the CBA bestseller and Christy Award finalist, Lethal Harvest. She is also editor-in-chief of the award-winning magazine Kindred Spirit. Glahn is currently pursuing a PhD in aesthetic studies at the University of Texas at Dallas. She serves on the board of the Dallas Christian Medical/Dental Associations and the advisory board of Hannah's Prayer.
Spanish Language Biography: Sandra Glahn, ThM, es profesor del adjunto en el seminario Teologico de Dallas, su alma mater. Ella es el co-autor de ocho libros. Ella es el jefe de editores de la revista Kindred Spirit. En actualidad, Glahn es persiguiendo un PhD en estudios esteticos en la universidad de Texas a Dallas. Sirve como un consejo de la asociacion de Dallas Christian Medical/Dental Associations y Hannah's Prayers.
Reviews - What do customers think about Infertility Companion?
pity party Dec 13, 2006
This book spent the first several chapters helping you know how to best feel sorry for yourself and understand your grief. It does have some good information in it also but I sure could have done with out the pity party section. My wife and I need the answers not sympathy.
Comforting and informative... a MUST HAVE Nov 29, 2005
I am so glad I happened upon this book! The personal experiences of Sandra, the expertise of Dr. Bill, and the spiritual issues addressed in this book have been an invaluable resource to my husband and me as we have struggled through the difficulties of infertility. This book is a terrific guide to anyone going through infertility themselves or any lay person or clergy helping a couple that is struggling. Rarely does one find a book that balances medical terminology and its great detail with the emotional and spiritual aspects of the patients' experience, but this book does. I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone that is beginning the journey of infertility as it clearly gives medical information. More important to me, though, was the biblical content that reminds us that we are NOT alone through this process, that God is still God, and that the emotional roller coaster is a normal thing. Not to mention the chapter that deals with handling well-intentioned advice... great content there, too! :)
Good resource May 24, 2005
Very good resource if you are considering the ethical implications of IVF and infertility treatments.
Practical information with heart May 9, 2005
Right around this time of year, sermons about Mother's Day and the beauty of parenthood bring grief to those experiencing the hellish ride of infertility. Though I have not personally experienced this, I have walked with several friends that have. This book was invaluable in helping me understand the medical, spiritual and emotional issues facing infertile couples. Glahn's personal story is woven throughout, giving the reader glimpses into the pain of infertility. Cutrer offers the reader practical and sound medical advice, gleaned from years and years of treating infertile couples. Both grapple with theological questions like "Is infertility a curse from God?" and "Why did God create sex?" Perhaps the most helpful chapter detailed the well-intentioned (but painful) things people say: Just relax. You can have my children for a weekend. If you adopt, you'll conceive. Just trust God. The latter half of the book deals with the ethics of medical intervention in an honest, non-alarmist way. If you are looking for an infertility manual with heart, pick up this book. If you are longing to love a friend or family member through infertility's minefield, read it for understanding.
Comprehensive and poignant Apr 14, 2005
The Infertility Companion is just that: a companion. Like a survivor's guidebook, it covers the vast array of situations, dynamics, decisions and procedures couples dealing with infertility often face. It offers insights and suggestions on everything from handling doctor's visits to protecting your marriage, as well as helpful explanations of complex medical terms and options. I personally have found this book to be an invaluable resource, as my husband and I have waded through, what has turned out to be, the most complicated and difficult journey of our lives. Glahn and Cutrer are to be thanked for not only writing a superb resource, but also for offering true compassion and understanding through the pages of this book.