Work and Spiritual Parenthood

One of the big bosses at my company made his way down to Dallas from Boston this past week for a retirement party for two of the four main principals at the company where I work. Admittedly, I haven’t been to very many retirement parties due to my shorter tenure at my company – I’ve... Continue Reading →

Thank God for Infertility

Today, I am thanking God for my infertility. I am not always good at doing this. Well, to be honest, frequently I can let the pain of infertility weigh heavily on my heart. It is easy to do this because the reminders of my barrenness are everywhere. However, I know that I can and I... Continue Reading →

Independence Day

Thursday is "new post day" on the blog, but we're taking a break this week to celebrate the holiday. We hope that you are able to enjoy this day with family and friends, or by just relaxing. As Americans, we cherish our freedom and honor all those who have and continue to sacrifice themselves so... Continue Reading →

Good Grief

A spider's web is stronger than it looks. Although it is made of thin, delicate strands, the web is not easily broken. Charlotte’s Web One needn’t be an outdoor adventurer to enjoy the beauty of nature: the powerful rhythm of the ocean, the sunlight gleaming off freshly fallen snow, or the cool shade from an... Continue Reading →

On “Fur Babies”

Don’t sow your desires in someone else’s garden; just cultivate your own as best you can. Don’t long to be other than what you are, but desire to be thoroughly what you are. Direct your thoughts to being very good at that and to bearing the crosses, little or great, that you will find there.... Continue Reading →

Finding Fatherhood in Infertility

He wept. It was the sobbing-kind of weeping where you can’t control what is happening to you. My husband, Phil, is not the kind of person to cry over his own life situations. Sure, he gets a little teary-eyed when he sees something sad, but now four years into our marriage, I had never seen... Continue Reading →

Finding Purpose in Infertility

I was diagnosed with endometriosis back in 2013 after a laparotomy surgery.  I had been charting my signs of fertility with Natural Family Planning and was able to help diagnose it. The doctor found that my endo was Stage 3 (out of 4), and thankfully was able to remove it all. This helped me to... Continue Reading →

Dying to Self: A Man’s Perspective on Infertility

I’ve found that, as a man, it’s easy to reduce infertility to a problem that lies in the individual, and from there to treat it like a dragon that can be slain once and for all. I began to fall into this pit and was setting myself up for failure by trying to tackle these doctors’ visits and ensuing procedures in a similar way. It was a dumb mindset. Marriage is built on two people, and where there are two people working for sainthood, there’s no room for pride and arrogance.

(Still) Walking the High Wire

A Reflection on Infertility, in Two Parts Part II: Don't Look Down If I had the answer to eliminating infertility or its suffering I’d share it with the world. Sadly, there’s no answer, or at least not an easy one. But I have learned that though God hasn’t given me what I want (to conceive,... Continue Reading →

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