A Spiritual Companion to Infertility

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A Spiritual Companion to Infertility

Written by Julie Irwin Zimmerman

Book -- ACTA Publications -- January 2009

An estimated 10 percent of married couples worldwide are unable to conceive or have experienced infertility at some point in their lives. The stresses infertility places on a marriage are numerous. But in A Spiritual Companion to Infertility, Julie Irwin Zimmerman views the hardship of infertility not only as a physical condition but as an opportunity for spiritual growth.

In language that is personable and frank, Zimmerman uses her own experiences to help others understand the myriad challenges that arise while struggling with infertility. This book explores issues such as:

  • Infertility
  • Miscarriages
  • Secondary Infertility
  • Step-parenting
  • The Morality of Treatment
  • Moving On
  • Adoption
  • Deciding to Live "Childfree"

Zimmerman walks her readers through an array of options available to infertile couples, and weighs the teachings of the Catholic Church and other Christian denominations against varying points of view on modern methods of conception. Each chapter concludes with Scripture quotations and prayers for reflection, making this book the perfect companion for anyone on the spiritual journey of infertility.

Julie Irwin Zimmerman is a journalist and a regular contributor to Cincinnati Magazine. She is a former reporter for the Chicago Tribune and the Cincinnati Enquirer. A graduate of Northwestern University and the University of Chicago, she lives in Cincinnati with her husband and two children.

Format: Paperback book
Product code: AP1026
Dimensions: 5½" x 8½"
Length: 191 pages
ACTA Publications
ISBN: 978-0-87946-389-2
Written by Julie Irwin Zimmerman