Waiting Take a Village Too

The announcement usually comes during prayer time. A young husband and wife exchange a knowing glance and then share the news: they’re pregnant! After bursting with congratulations, their small group leaps into planning a baby shower, organizing a meal train, and praying for the little one on the way.

Most churches know how to support couples who are expecting. We recognize the challenges of this joyful, exhausting season and rally to serve them. Who better to be their village than the body of Christ?

But not every family in church can get pregnant or carry a baby to term. Many couples struggle with infertility and miscarriage. These are heartbreaking trials that weigh heavily on a couple’s health, marriage, finances, and relationship with the Lord.

No Christian should walk through infertility or miscarriage alone. Just as the church lifts up parents-to-be, we’re called to help carry the burdens of our brothers and sisters who are waiting for children. They need a village too.

Read full article at The Gospel Coalition.

Image courtesy Meredith Spencer on Unsplash.

Published by jennhesse

Coauthor, Waiting in Hope: 31 Reflections for Walking with God Through Infertility. Content director at Waiting in Hope Ministries. Wife and boy mom x3.

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