Welcome!

If you are suffering from infertility, you are not alone. Join the Springs in the Desert team for our FIRST virtual Springs of Hope retreat.

This “virtual retreat” can be viewed at your leisure, alone or with your spouse. We will post videos from our presenters on a range of topics: grieving infertility and caring for ourselves, nurturing your relationship with your spouse, miscarriage and loss, praying and finding God in “the desert,” fostering/adopting, and more!

Infertility is isolating, and the grief and pain are real. We walk this path with you. Come and be refreshed and renewed. Come and spend a while with us at the Spring of Hope.

Opening Prayer and Blessing with Fr. Frank

An Infertility Grief Observed

ANN KOSHUTE

We tend not to think of infertility as something to be grieved, but it is tangible loss felt in our hearts and our marriages. In this talk Ann looks at the importance of acknowledging the emotions associated with infertility as a legitimate type of grief, and some practical ways to address it to care for ourselves and our marriage.

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Growing with God: Infertility and the Cross

ALLIE KLEINECK

The suffering of infertility can often feel “purposeless” and brings many challenges as we seek to grow in relationship with God. In this talk, Allie will discuss a key shift in perspective that helped her experience hope within the burdens of infertility.

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Together and Hopeful:
Relating as a Couple through Infertility

ALLIE & JAMES KLEINECK

In this talk, Allie and James will witness to their ongoing discovery of God’s meaning for their marriage despite their unmet hopes for biological children. They will share how they’ve grown in communication, togetherness, and hopefulness amidst the challenge of different grieving styles and the difficulty of relating to other couples.

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10 Things We’ve Learned:
A Couple’s Infertility Witness

PHILLIP & STACEY HUNECK

Infertility is a journey that challenges faith and marriage. In this talk, Stacey and Phil share their story of coming to terms with diagnosis and learning to see God’s love through it. Together, they share a top 10 list of what they have learned along the journey through the process from grief to healing.

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Miscarriage and Infertility:
One Couple’s Journey

BRIAN & CAYCE FARINA

Infertility and miscarriage are often intertwined. For some couples, factors related to their infertility may allow them to conceive, but result in an unhealthy pregnancy that ends in miscarriage. Couples who experience both infertility and child loss may grieve their fertility differently than couples who have never conceived. In this talk, Cayce and Brian share their personal story of loss, how it has changed them, and ultimately how their grief has strengthened their marriage and faith.

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Taking the Leap to Foster to Adopt

KIMBERLY & GREG HENKEL

Join Kimberly and Greg as they share about their experience with fostering to adopt.

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Infertility and Intimacy with Christ

CLARE KANE, M.T.S., M. Sc.

Join Clare as she discusses how we can view our relationship with Christ in light of our suffering from infertility.

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Praying through infertility: Isaiah 43

ANDREA MAHONEY

During this session, we will take some time to sit and rest in the Lord. The cross of infertility can be unbearable at times and it also takes us to a very vulnerable state. It is the Lord who can fill us and help us carry this cross. We will come together and pray through Isaiah 43, specifically verse 19 “See, I am doing something new! Now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?” Andrea will lead us in a meditation on scripture, reflecting on our perspective vs. God’s perspective. Come and sit with your Heavenly Father to receive more of His love for you. He understands your pain, anger, grief and longing. He is here waiting for you.

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