Far as the Curse Is Found: Searching for God in Infertility, Miscarriage, and Stillbirth

Far as the Curse Is Found: Searching for God in Infertility, Miscarriage, and Stillbirth

by Abigail Waldron

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Overview

Abigail Waldron always knew she wanted to be a mother. What she didn't realize was how difficult the journey to motherhood could be. After struggling with infertility and then experiencing a second-trimester miscarriage, she's left wrestling with questions about the God she's loved since her childhood, wondering, How could a good God permit such painful suffering? And, How can I keep trusting Him in the face of such great loss? Far as the Curse Is Found explores these questions over the course of a year in Abigail's life, as she continues her quest to grow her family while seeking God for answers. To help with this process, she interviews eleven other couples on similar journeys, couples who've also had their faith tested by experiences of reproductive loss. The stories in this book, characterized by tragedy and heartache, are difficult. Yet as Abigail engages with them, her sense of isolation is replaced with an awareness of the community that surrounds her. More importantly, she begins to see glimpses of a God who is mysteriously present in our darkest moments, a God who is always at work creating beauty from our brokenness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498221054
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 216
File size: 601 KB

About the Author

Abigail Waldron holds an MFA in creative nonfiction writing from George Mason University. She has published articles for Ungrind, Karis! and (in)courage, websites for Christian women. She blogs at AbigailWaldron.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Part 1 2009-2012

Chapter 1 3

Chapter 2 11

Chapter 3 23

Part 2 2013

Chapter 4 January Mark Lesley 33

Chapter 5 February Brian Linda 45

Chapter 6 March Jim Laura 59

Chapter 7 April Jared Kim 69

Chapter 8 May Justin Sara 85

Chapter 9 June Scott Christine 101

Chapter 10 July Dave Cathy 113

Chapter 11 August Christopher Mary Grace 125

Chapter 12 September Joshua Bethany 141

Chapter 13 October Alex Amanda 157

Chapter 14 November Jim Sue 179

Chapter 15 December 189

Epilogue 193

Acknowledgments 197

Appendix-Resources That Helped Me 201

Bibliography 205

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