Loving Your Friend Through Infertility Series

In walking through infertility, I have been unintentionally hurt by some people and deeply loved, comforted and encouraged by others. I’ve learned a lot about suffering in general and how important it is to be kind, compassionate and sensitive to those walking through this battle. I wrote a series on how to best love your friends going through infertility. My aim in this is for people suffering to be loved deeply and pulled closer to the cross of Jesus because of the way their friends love them. I long for those people to never hear the hurtful words and flippant comments that naturally happen.

And I know as a friend, you can feel lost and confused as to what your infertile friend needs. I want to empower you to run swiftly toward Jesus and bring your suffering friend with you. And as someone who has been blessed by friends that have carried me through – – thank you in advance for learning and growing and seeking to love your friend more. You can’t imagine how a shoulder to cry on and a comforting word from a friend can carry you through a number of dark days…

Loving Your Friend Through Infertility Series

8 Responses to Loving Your Friend Through Infertility Series

  1. Layci says:

    I just wanted to say thank you for your Biblical and Christ like openness on infertility. My Husband and I have been dealing with this issue for the past 13 months. As I have been reading your posts on infertility it opened my eyes on my sin in my life and how I need to focus on my relationship with God rather than the woes of infertility. Thank you and may God bless you!

    • jackielopina says:

      Layci that is SO encouraging to me!!! I know infertility can be a painful road to walk, but I’m thrilled that you’ve been motivated to seek Jesus more in it! I will be praying for you and your husband that you can grow closer to him through your suffering!

  2. Sharon says:

    Jackie this series is wonderful for those of us who have friends struggling with infertility and often don’t know what to say. Typically I have told them I am praying and love them…it’s all I knew to say. :-) I’ve posted a link to this series for others to be encouraged also. Thank you so much!

    Link posted at https://www.facebook.com/quietreflections

    • jackielopina says:

      Sharon I am so glad you’ve found this helpful. And yes – PLEASE share with others! I know infertility is a taboo topic and it’s the general norm to have no clue what to say, so the more you can spread the word, the better:) Thanks so much for your kind words and encouragement. Blessings:)

  3. Courtney says:

    Beautifully written. =)

  4. Stephanie says:

    Love it. Bless you!

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