Quoting CLC:" I always got so tired of people in my bible study saying well maybe you shouldn't try so hard and just ... [snip!] ... I needed and the shower they had later was pointless. If we didn't have hope of having children we would be lost and depressed."
Thank you so much for this. I couldn't agree more. I consider myself a Christian woman. I hate the "religion" card, but I find faith and I do believe. I can't believe that there is such hate and bitterness and ignorance surrounding this issue. Every single barren woman in the Bible had a child. Even if it took her until she was 90.
I especially appreciate your comment about desiring to have children. It's not just biology that creates this desire. Not every woman wants to have kids. It's a personal choice as well as God's will (in my opinion). I haven't expressed any of our fertility issues with anyone that we go to church with, for this reason. Glad you are strong enough to talk to others in your church/Bible study group.