Dear God, Why Cant I Have a Baby? provides women and “couples-in-waiting” with tools, direction, guidance, hope, and encouragement not to lose faith in God, or in each other, as they strive to share their love with a child.
Rachel’s cry of barrenness in Genesis 31:1,“Give me children, or I’ll die!” is a wail that still echoes around the world, as one in six couples experience infertility. Infertility statistics are staggering: nearly 6.1 million women and 2.1 million married couples in the United States will experience difficulty having a child.
Onlookers, and sadly even churches, often treat these “empty arms” couples with indifference, platitudes, criticism, or minimize the pain of miscarriages and stillborn babies. Couples struggling with infertility say they often feel alone and ostracized in their own churches and families. As a result, many infertile couples grow desperate, and some like Rachel, even feel suicidal when denied the one dream they have had since childhood—having a baby.
This book seeks to ease readers’ pain and accompany them on their infertility journey by offering: companionship, a place to cry, a way to journal and keep records, and most importantly, the strengthening of their faith in God.
Janet Thompson has a heart for this topic because of her own infertility scare as a young newlywed and from watching two of her daughters try to fulfill their heart’s desire to become mothers. She is the founder and director of About His Work Ministries, and an author and speaker on topics relevant to today’s Christian. In 1995 she founded and led the Woman to Woman Mentoring Ministry at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California.She holds an MA in Christian Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary, and is the author of numerous books, including Face-to-Face Bible Study Series, (New Hope, 2009), Praying for Your Prodigal Daughter, (Howard, 2008), and Dear God, They Say It’s Cancer (Howard, 2006). She lives in Orange County, California.
Dear God, Why Can't I Have a Baby? has been awarded 1st Place for Best Cover Design (All Genres) in the 2012 Top Idaho Author and Book Awards.
Janet Thompson was also recognized in the Top 10 Idaho Authors (non-fiction category) in the 2012 Top Idaho Author and Book Awards.