Longing for Motherhood: Holding On to Hope in the Midst of Childlessness by Chelsea Patterson Sobolik
When hopes for motherhood are deferred...
Childlessness remains a taboo topic in today’s culture, especially in Christian circles. Many women feel isolated, ashamed, or uncertain of how to reconcile this trial with a loving God. The death of the dream of motherhood—whether from infertility, barrenness, miscarriage, or the loss of a child—is one of the hardest journeys women can walk through.
In Longing for Motherhood, Chelsea Patterson Sobolik speaks to these burdens specifically. She shares vulnerably about her own journey of childlessness and how she has ultimately come to view her story through the lens of Scripture and our hope in Christ. While remaining tender and empathetic toward suffering and longing, she discusses the comfort we have in knowing that the Lord is sovereign over all, and that His love is sufficient to carry us through any and every situation.
A timely book for women struggling with childlessness, as well as for pastors, friends, and family who want to care for them well, Longing for Motherhood is a tender, truthful companion for a difficult journey.
I received a complimentary copy.
Cassandra's Review- I would say first of all that my heart goes out to the readers of this book, because if you can connect or relate to the feelings that this author pours out then you have truly been upset in a world that can not be helped. Adoption is a beautiful choice and can bear just as much love and fulfillment in nurturing and raising a child. I know some people must only have a child they create and it is all or nothing and then mourn greatly if they can not. In my opinion instead of feeling sorry for yourself you should look into helping a child that has been abandoned, left for dead or that has a need in any way. If you spend too much time looking down your going to miss what is ahead.