Surviving Childlessness is a book for those who are childless through circumstances, childless-not-by-choice, childless by a medical condition, or childless for any other reason.
We, the childless, wanted to have children at some point in our lives, but we were unable to do so. We grieve the loss of children, the loss of hopes and dreams, the loss of opportunity, and sometimes, the loss of faith.
This book brings thirteen childless peoples’ stories to life from around the world. You will read their tales of tragedy, IVF, miscarriage, early menopause, donorship, faith, grief, hope and healing. You will also read my own story of being childless-by-forced-choice. With a few tears, a little laughter and lots of furbaby references (especially of my pet rescue cat, Portia), we find ways to survive the devastation of childlessness.
There is a special chapter set aside for friends and family who want to support their childless loved one. Ever worried about saying the wrong thing to your childless friend or family member? This book is for you.
This book is also filled with tales of church sermons and services gone wrong, and even some done well. If you are a pastor, minister or leader in your church and you want to know how to better support childless people in your congregation, this book is for you.
If you are childless for any reason other than free choice—if you are sick of being told to ‘relax’ or ‘be grateful’ for your childlessness—if being childless has affected your relationship with God—if your ’dependent’ is a furbaby who follows you everywhere, including the toilet—this book is for you.
Contact Steph here to place your order for Surviving Childlessness. Release date and online orders coming soon!