He Remembers the Barren is a tender conversation with women in the church who wrestle with the issue of barrenness in marriage. Addressing questions frequently asked by those struggling with infertility, Schuermann examines the source of conception, control of our bodies, family planning, and adoption through the lens of the theology of the cross, always pointing the reader to her identity in Christ.
This revised and expanded second edition boldly confesses the author’s growing understanding of barrenness and related life issues. With Psalm readings, beloved hymn texts, and prayers at the conclusion of each chapter, He Remembers the Barren resonates on a devotional level that offers comfort not only to those who ache under the cross of barrenness, but to anyone who knows the grief and shame of suffering. It is a valuable resource for family members, friends, pastors, and anyone seeking to better understand and empathize with the childless experience of a loved one. Schuermann gives voice to those who are barren but not broken, drawing the reader away from the temptation to despair and always bringing the focus back to the Gospel and the peace that only Christ can give.
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Introduction to the Second Edition
Foreword to the First Edition
1. Portrait of a Barren Woman
2. Do I Have Any Control?
3. Why Am I Barren?
4. Lord, to Whom Shall We Go?
5. How Long, O Lord, How Long?
6. How Far Is Too Far?
7. Do I Need to Be Fixed?
8. Why Does It Still Hurt?
9. Will I Ever Be a Mother?
10. Should We Adopt Children?
11. What Are God’s Good Gifts for Me?
12. In Sickness and in Health?
13. Why Did It Have to Be My Baby?
14. What If God Says No?
15. Is It Okay for Me Not to Be a Mother?
16. What Is This Cross I Carry?
17. He Remembers the Barren
Appendix A: Discussion Questions
Appendix B: Questions and Answers by the Author
A Note from the Author