A Man’s Take: A Reflection on Infertility, Miscarriage, and Spiritual Fatherhood

Father’s Day can be a difficult day for men who are experiencing infertility, or have suffered the loss of a child. Cayce and I have experienced infertility for three years, and have lost one child, Christian, to miscarriage. Seeing the church filled with families, it can be tempting to give into feelings of despair and … More A Man’s Take: A Reflection on Infertility, Miscarriage, and Spiritual Fatherhood

A Man’s Take: A Reflection on Saint Joseph, Husband of Mary

Introducing A Man’s Take, reflections by men about infertility. This Father’s Day week, we celebrate the greatest married male saint who has ever lived – and who walks with us on our path of infertility within marriage. Please read and share with the men in your life. A Reflection on St. Joseph, Husband of Mary … More A Man’s Take: A Reflection on Saint Joseph, Husband of Mary

National Infertility Awareness Week – Day 4

Today is Day 4 of National Infertility Awareness Week and we offer a reflection on marriage and infertility. Let’s pray for strengthening of all marriages! 🙏🙏  Infertility Fact:Infertility is not always “a woman’s problem.” Approximately one-third of infertility cases are caused by male reproductive issues, one-third by female reproductive issues, and one-third by both male and female reproductive issues or by unknown … More National Infertility Awareness Week – Day 4

National Infertility Awareness Week – Day 2

Today is Day 2 of National Infertility Awareness Week. You are not alone! #NIAW2020 #infertility Infertility Fact:Experiencing infertility is experiencing grief. Grief is not only for death, but also is the response to other forms of loss. Infertility often involves the loss of dreams, plans, goals, life experiences, community, and a sense of belonging. Infertility Awareness:Couples suffering … More National Infertility Awareness Week – Day 2

Holding Gabriel

…in the extreme night which no word penetrates, there will be a voice that calls us, a hand that takes our hand and leads us on. ~ Joseph Ratzinger There are a range of emotions that strike us as we navigate the rough terrain of infertility: frustration, anger, jealousy, hopelessness, to name only some of … More Holding Gabriel

Doors and Windows

When God closes a door, He opens a window. We’ve all heard this saying, and may have used it ourselves when encouraging a friend or family member who doesn’t get something they’ve wanted or worked hard for, or when they suffer a setback in their lives or career. I’ve been thinking about that saying a … More Doors and Windows