BONUS 185: The Role of Faith in Infertility

December 14, 2018

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Today’s bonus episode guest is Beth Forbus, the founder of Sarah’s Laughter.

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Beth and Heather discuss her personal infertility story, the role faith can play in infertility, and more:

INTRODUCTION

  • I’d like to start by hearing a little bit more about you. Tell us about your professional background and career prior to Sarah’s Laughter.
  • I understand you personally experienced infertility. Take us through the journey to build your family and why you founded Sarah’s Laughter.

FAITH IN INFERTILITY

  • What role does faith play in the struggle with infertility?
  • Is infertility a new struggle in the arena of faith?
  • How can someone rely on faith for help when struggling with infertility?
  • Life seldom turns out the way we plan — especially for those of us who live with infertility. Questions inevitably arise. How does one address these difficult questions from a standpoint of faith?
  • As a medical condition, the treatment of infertility is deeply rooted in science. How can listeners extend their faith in a higher power to also include faith in the scientific process?
  • Similarly, how can fertility treatment teams better approach the role faith plays in a patient’s life?
  • How can listeners advocate for their needs with regard to their faith throughout the treatment process?
  • Is there anything else you’d like to add?

SARAH’S LAUGHTER

  • Give us a broad overview of Sarah’s Laughter. What are the organization’s mission, values, and goals?
  • Tell me about your support groups and where listeners can find more information.
  • Tell me about your events and conferences. What have you held in the past, and are there any coming up?
  • What are Butterfly Bags?
  • I understand you have a podcast. What’s covered on the show, and when does is air?
  • What’s coming up next for Sarah’s Laughter? What are the future plans of the organization?
  • Is there anything else you’d like to add?

WRAPPING UP

  • What are some of your favorite success stories since you founded Sarah’s Laughter?
  • What words of hope would you offer to a woman who’s at the beginning of her infertility journey right now?

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