Facing Infertility: A Catholic Approach, 1st Edition

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  • Copyright: 2012-10-30
  • Publisher: Pauline Books and Media

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Facing Infertility: A Catholic Approach offers companionship, hope, spiritual guidance, and morally sound medical options for women and their husbands experiencing diffficulty conceiving. With an Imprimatur and a Foreword by a leading NaPro physician, this book combines the moral with the medical, all told through the gentle voice of a companion.

Author Biography

Jean Dimech-Juchniewicz earned her M.A. in Pastoral Ministry from Boston College. Since 2001 she has served as a lay ecclesial minister in the diocese of Metuchen, NJ. In addition to speaking on matters of theology, liturgy, morality, and spirituality, she facilitates a parish-based support group for Catholics struggling with infertility.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Expecting Fruitfulnessp. 13
Working Through Denialp. 21
Understanding Your Optionsp. 29
Discerning Treatmentp. 47
Handling Angerp. 75
Coping with Sadnessp. 83
Envy, Shame, Guilt, and Blamep. 91
Setting Limits and Reaching Acceptancep. 99
Considering Adoption and Other Optionsp. 113
Following God in the Midst of Sufferingp. 141
Coming to the End of Our Journeyp. 155
Prayers for Catholics Struggling with Infertilityp. 163
Biblical Men and Women Who Struggled with Infertilityp. 171
Patron Saints for Couplesp. 179
Additional Resourcesp. 181
Notesp. 185
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