Infertility

Not Just Women: Childlessness Cuts Men Up Too (BBC News Video)

Man with teddybear, by Brent

For too long childlessness has been seen solely as a female issue. As a result the feelings of men facing infertility have been sidelined. Now new research has shown childlessness can affect a man’s mental health, self-esteem, relationships, masculinity, even his career and finances. And he is often ignored during the treatment process or in follow up support. So let’s be clear: childlessness cuts a man up too. Here’s my interview on BBC News’ Afternoon Live programme sharing my personal experience. More…

How to Help a Friend Experiencing Infertility

Lonely woman with teddy bear

Since going public with our own story of childlessness Merryn and I are often asked how to support a family member or friend going through infertility. So, to mark National Infertility Awareness Week (USA) here’s a video addressing some of those questions. Originally filmed as a live webinar for church leaders, these insights will help anyone who’s walking alongside a couple in the infertility journey…. More…

A Journey Through Broken Dreams (DVD)

Most of us grow up assuming our life will take a certain path. We’ll go to school, find a job, get married, buy a house, start a family. Often though, things don’t go as planned. In A Journey Through Broken Dreams Merryn and I speak candidly about our decade trying to start a family without success, how that effected our faith and our identities, how we stayed together, and the surprising lessons learnt along the way. Beautifully filmed, this DVD gives a glimpse of how you can start again after any broken dream. More…

Resources for the Christian Couple Facing Infertility

From the day a couple discovers conceiving naturally will be difficult, they are thrown into a complex world of options, opinions and decisions. Is IVF an ethical route to take? Should we foster or adopt? What about donor eggs or sperm, or surrogacy? Here are some resources that may be helpful for you or your friends. More…

Dealing with Broken Dreams: Live at Riverview Church [video]

Most of us believe in the Disney Dream: that our prince will come, the damsel will be rescued, and the fairy tale of our lives will come true. But what do we do when the the fairy tale doesn’t come true? Here’s our Resurrection Year story recorded at Riverview Church, Perth. More…