A Walk in the Valley, Christian Encouragement for your Journey through Infertility, Now Available for Pre-Order
I interrupt the winter weather buzz to share something very close to my heart—A Walk in the Valley, Christian Encouragement for your Journey through Infertility, is now available for pre-order through Amazon.
Everyone’s journey through infertility is different. Even women who have the same physical problems will have different courses of treatment, different responses, and different emotional ups and downs as they walk this path. But we also have so much in common: the hurt, anger, frustration, pain, sorrow, hope and joy that we have experienced along the way.
We are women who have experienced infertility. Some of us have gone on to conceive, others have adopted, and others remain childless. All of us have found peace in the loving arms of our Father God at the end of our journey. We want to share our experiences and thoughts with you. It is our hope and prayer that you’ll be encouraged.
This devotional workbook starts with how each woman discovered her infertility, then explores the diagnostic testing pursued, how they processed the official diagnosis, what decisions had to be explored regarding treatment, their experiences during infertility treatment (including pregnancy, miscarriage, and childbirth), and finishes with their experiences in remaining childless, adoption, foster care, child sponsorship, and the emotional healing regardless of the outcome of their infertility journey.
Each devotional has a Scripture focus and questions for thought and discussion.
This book started as a question on the ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) loop and quickly evolved. What I love is none of our stories are the same. Our endings are all different. We are all transparent in our experiences. The one thing I detested in trying to find something, anything that would help me in my pain was patronizing books or authors who were painting a picture that life was rosy, even in this hard time.
It. was. not.
And thank God, our stories reflect that so readers won’t feel alone.
Yet, we also give hope through Scripture and what we learned along the way.
I can’t wait for everyone to read this.
If you or someone you love is walking or has walked through infertility and miscarriage, please pre order this book. When you aren’t sure what to say, I believe this book will do the talking.
Pre order by clicking here.
One of the best parts of being a writer is being part of a community that “gets” you. Writers never stop thinking. You might see a woman walking through a parking lot. Writers? We’ve got her story all figured out and ready to write down.
Part of that community for me is ACFW, American Christian Fiction Writers. Each year they host a huge conference, the highlight of the year. It’s an opportunity to network, learn, seek appointments with agents and more.
And I’ve yet to go.
Because honestly, I don’t want to.
In the beginning, I stated it was finances, and that’s true. Cost is involved. Yet each year I’ve been glad money was an issue, or we were on vacation that week, or there was a wedding. Then a question came up for a post about those who don’t attend.
And I needed to confess.
I’m a classic introvert. If I was presenting or if a publisher asked for my presence, I would be there. But it would be draining. The travel. The logistics. The small talk. The anticipation. It isn’t being shy, and it isn’t being snobby. It’s an introvert thing.
I write all that to say after that first post, Tanya Eavenson wanted to do a follow-up. Were the people that first replied still not attending conference? Did it affect our career?
I shared my update, and I thought I’d let you know what we all said.
I’d love for you to check it out.