Faith and Hope When Facing Infertility (with Debra Vermeer)

This week, Girlfriends connects across the globe with author Debra Vermeer, Australian author of Life to the Full: Stories of Infertility, Faith, and a Hope-filled Future

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“Connection is more important than perfection.”


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“We are called to be fruitful. There are many ways that we are called to fruitfulness. Sometimes they aren’t the ways we thought at all.”


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In her book, Debra shares about her own experiences of infertility as well as the stories of several other infertile couples, all of whom share our Catholic faith. We talk about her conversion to Catholicism, the Church’s teaching on IVF, stories of infertility in the Bible, the unique ways infertile couples can be fruitful, and the concept of spiritual motherhood. 

Debra is a joy to listen to, and she has such a heart for others who suffer similar trials to the ones she and her husband have experienced. If you suffer from infertility, or know anyone who does, her words and the stories in Life to the Full, can be a source of peace and hope for you. 

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This week, I also share about a new book I have written with Dan. The Manual for Marriage is a beautiful resource for every couple. In it, Dan and I share reflective essays on marriage and family life, but it also features a large collection of prayers, Scripture passages, hymns, and stories from the saints that will encourage and support you in your married relationship.  

Danielle Bean

Danielle Bean is the author of many books on Catholic marriage, motherhood, and women’s spirituality, and a well-known Catholic podcaster and media figure. In all of her efforts, Danielle encourages and celebrates all women on their unique vocational paths. She is the host of the Girlfriends podcast as well as the author of Momnipotent: The Not-So-Perfect Woman’s Guide to Catholic Motherhood, Whisper: Finding God in the Everyday, and You Are Enough.

Danielle is a dynamic retreat leader and an engaging speaker on a variety of subjects related to Catholic family life, education, marriage, and motherhood. She has been married to her husband, Dan, for 26 years and together they have 8 children.

Danielle Bean

Danielle Bean is the author of many books on Catholic marriage, motherhood, and women’s spirituality, and a well-known Catholic podcaster and media figure. In all of her efforts, Danielle encourages and celebrates all women on their unique vocational paths. She is the host of the Girlfriends podcast as well as the author of Momnipotent: The Not-So-Perfect Woman’s Guide to Catholic Motherhood, Whisper: Finding God in the Everyday, and You Are Enough.

Danielle is a dynamic retreat leader and an engaging speaker on a variety of subjects related to Catholic family life, education, marriage, and motherhood. She has been married to her husband, Dan, for 26 years and together they have 8 children.





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