It's said that one in six couples will experience the agony of infertility, and approximately 50 percent of those couples will eventually conceive and carry a child to full term...50 percent will not. This is not always a good thing to hear, but, whether an infertile couple eventually have a child or not takes second place to the agony of waiting, and to the pressure of coping with a daily grief that affects every area of a couple's life - from career decisions, to the marriage relationship, to faith in God's wisdom, and compassion.
How a couple faces this crisis can mean the difference between times of destruction and butterness or times of emotional maturity and spiritual growth. A Hope Deferred is a Christian couple's guide to coping positively with the wait. It is a book that voices gut-level emotions while offering hope and encouragement in a practical way.
Jill Baughan had a birth child in 1981, but she and her husband have struggled most of their married life with infertility, as well as secondary infertility.
She's written a book that's meant to help, and even if you're in the middle of things which are confusing, she offers practical, gut-level emotional hope and encouragement. And this is as it should be. It's not always a great journey.
Highly recommended book!!!