I’m discovering helpful resources all the time so this is by no means an exhaustive list! I have also stumbled across other blogsites and websites which have far, far more detailed lists of useful information than is listed here, but here are a few which I have found helpful and which have bought me joy and comfort.
God’s Plan for Pregnancy by Nerida Walker
Walking in Supernatural Healing Power by Chris Gore
Hinds’ Feet On High Places by Hannah Hurnard
Dirty Glory by Pete Greig
Disappointment with God by Philip Yancey
Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing by Sally Lloyd-Jones and Jago
God on Mute by Pete Greig
Pure Joy by R.T. Kendall
Choose Joy by Kay Warren
One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
Waymaker by Ann Voskamp
Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund
Where do we start with music eh?! There are so many songs and you’ll know what moves your heart to tears or joy. Here are some of the gems I’ve uncovered along the way but there are many, many more.
The Undoing album – Steffany Gretzinger
Brave New World album – Amanda Cook
Intimacy album – Jaye Thomas
Still Believe album – Kim Walker-Smith
After All These Years album – Brian and Jenn Johnson
Any songs by Housefires that you can get your hands on!
Empires album – Hillsong United (especially ‘Here Now (Madness)’)
Drawn to You – Audrey Assad
How Can It Be album by Lauren Daigle
God You Are – Ben Smith
Promises – Maverick City Music
House of Miracles – Brandon Lake
Alabastar Jar – Rend Collective
Whatever music helps you connect to God and speaks good words over your life, get your ears plugged in and take time to do it every day!
Talks and blogs:
Arianna Walker’s sermon Turning Pain into Pearls
Charlotte Gambill’s diary post on her struggles with infertility
International House of Prayer 24/7 Prayer session podcasts
Whoever preaches and sets your soul alight: RT Wright, Danielle Strickland, Graham Cooke, Bethel, Pete Greig… just fill your ears with God’s truth and hope.
Christmas can also be a really difficult time during infertility, when hopes of starting a family aren’t realised and being amongst family feels bittersweet and the ‘brave face’ has to be plastered on. 2014’s Advent series for the RZIM Zacharias Trust by Amy Orr-Ewing really helped me through the month of December as the countdown to the miracle of Jesus’ birth is remembered and celebrated. Well worth a listen at any time of year….The time is now.