My husband and I had trouble conceiving, as I have very painful Endometriosis. We have 5 children and conceived after many surgeries and fertility drugs (we did not do IVF, but we may have). We had prayed and sought Christian counseling before committing to treating my infertility as a disease. We had two singleton pregnancies, and no one made a comment. Our third pregnancy ended up in a triplet pregnancy/birth. Now all we get are questions from other Christians about how we were “playing God” to the point where people felt that we didn’t deserve any help at all….no meals (a normal routine for our church), no one came to help us at home, even our family felt we had “played God” and refused to babysit (still do). It’s been years, and I get to be alone with my husband only when the kids are at school. Is choosing to treat infertility as a disease really that horrible? Our pastor seemed to think it was fine, but no one else seems to.
This is my faith hurdle. —Kayla
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