An Infertility Observed [NOOK Book]

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In this raw and potent memoir on faith and infertility, author Stephanie Hillberry, creator of the website Deviantly Domesticated, explores with candor her life-altering experience of "tip-toeing on the edge of barrenness." Using her private journal entries as the foundation for reflection, she allows readers to share in her grief, disappointment, anger and hope through uncommon transparency, while also addressing many timeless questions about ...
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An Infertility Observed

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Overview

In this raw and potent memoir on faith and infertility, author Stephanie Hillberry, creator of the website Deviantly Domesticated, explores with candor her life-altering experience of "tip-toeing on the edge of barrenness." Using her private journal entries as the foundation for reflection, she allows readers to share in her grief, disappointment, anger and hope through uncommon transparency, while also addressing many timeless questions about God, faith and the fundamental purposes of life and womanhood.

Unlike many other infertility guides on the market today, An Infertility Observed offers little in medical terminology and insights into the labyrinth of reproductive technology. And compared to its religiously-based counterparts it is decidedly and unapologetically brash. Redemptive, but brash. But what it lacks in science and religious reverence it makes up for in emotional honesty. By choosing to focus on Barrenness as opposed to clinical infertility, the memoir invites readers to consider the ancient spiritual and social impacts of "fruitlessness" on a modern womb.

The story begins with a confident, ambitious and "appropriately" post-feminist Stephanie who was entirely unprepared for (and extremely uncomfortable with) the deep maternal ache that had surfaced after two years of unsuccessfully trying to conceive. And no measure of distraction, tenacious focus on career, or emotional repression could keep her depression and grief at bay.

Furthermore, as a devout Christian, Stephanie was thoroughly equipped with the tools of faith to help her weather the usual emotional up's and down's of infertility. At first. But slowly her devotion eroded as month after month passed without a pregnancy, unearthing her TRUE perceptions about God, His character, and her trust in Him--eventually leading her to a genuine crisis of faith. A crisis that led to her "break-up with God," and finally a reconciliation mediated by His Son.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012131607
  • Publisher: Stephanie Hillberry
  • Publication date: 1/13/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 372 KB

Meet the Author

Stephanie Hillberry left her 9-5 career as a banker to pursue her passion for writing, speaking and creativity. She founded her blog-turned-community-website, Deviantly Domesticated, in 2008. Since then she has been inspiring others with her resourceful "upcycling" projects and sewing patterns, her thought-provoking ideas on modern femininity and culture, and her teachings on faith.

Stephanie lives in Northern Colorado with her husband and two labridors, Agamemnon and Caesar.

For more information, visit www.stephaniehillberry.com or email her at
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