What's your story? We can all learn from the experiences of others—from both successes and failures. If you've started your family, what challenges did you have to overcome? What worked for you and what didn't? Even if you haven't been able to start your family yet, what have you learned along the way?
What can other couples learn from your story? Share your story by emailing it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pregnant in the First Year of Marriage
"My husband and I were not planning on getting pregnant this early. Selfishly we really wanted a year to adjust to each other, process life together, transition into a new life together in a new city without the 'added strain' of a pregnancy and a new baby. Even now being pregnant the hard part isn't, 'Oh no we aren't out of debt yet,' or 'Shoot I was wanting to go back to school.' Instead it has been hard just thinking about giving up some freedoms. We were planning a trip to Colorado in the fall and now because I will be 7 months pregnant that probably won't be happening and that is hard to think about." read more
Fears and Anxieties
"We agonized over how we could afford to be responsible for a tiny human. I remember this anxiousness hovered over all my waking moments and clouded my faith that God would provide for us and financially honor our commitment to stay home. To be honest, I can't say that I ever really had true faith that God would provide. I hoped He would. I prayed He would. But, I stayed unsettled and worried right through my maternity leave with my employer. " read more
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