Episode 13: Eddy’s Story: Infertility Part 2

Who is ready for two men to talk about infertility?

Justin speaks with Eddy Theodate about his current journey through infertility alongside his wife. Eddy opens up about his struggles and disappointments along with what has gotten him through this journey so far. He also provides something very rare in our society–great advice for men regarding infertility and marriage.

This is part 2 of a 2 part series.

Eddy’s wife, Ashley, shared her experience in part 1.

If you and your wife are currently dealing with infertility and you have not opened up to anyone yet please find someone you trust and tell them. If possible, find someone who has experienced this for themselves and glean from their wisdom.

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Show Notes:

  • Eddy’s advice to men:
    • First things first, tell your wife that you are “in it” for the long run. Tell her that you are not going anywhere regardless of what happens or doesn’t happen.
    • Be more open in communication with your wife. Let her know what you’re feeling.
    • Be open with your closest friends. Having the right men in your life who can support you as you support your wife is huge!
    • Allow your wife space to process at her own speed–don’t push her in your attempt to try and fix things. Emotions are not that simple.
    • Use Active Listening with your wife as she speaks to you. You can learn more about active listening here. Implementing active listening is very unifying.
  • We Fall Down But We Get Up” by Donnie McClurkin

Episode 12: Ashley Theodate’s Story: Infertility Part 1

Ashley Theodate graciously talks about her current journey through infertility alongside her husband. She provides great insight as to what she has experienced and how others can best love and serve women who are walking through this frustrating difficulty.

This is part 1 of a 2 part series.

Ashley’s husband, Eddy, shares his experience in part 2.

If you are currently dealing with infertility and you have not opened up to anyone yet please find someone you trust and tell them. If possible, find someone who has experienced this for themselves and glean from their wisdom.

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Show Notes:

  • Ashley Theodate’s blog Natural Beauty from Ashes
  • Ashley Hall was unsure what a meme was, here is the official definition of a meme.
    • Meme /mēm/ (noun) – a humorous image, video, piece of text, etc., that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly by Internet users.
      • So, yes. Ashley was referencing a meme in this episode. 🙂
  • Click the following link to learn more about the back story of “It Is Well” written by Horatio G. Spafford.

Episode 11: Rebecca’s Story: Singleness

Who’s ready to talk about Singleness? Ashley and Rebecca are!

That’s right, these wonderful ladies are back together again for this fun-filled, informal conversation about one of the most tricky/awkward topics to navigate with friends and family.

In this episode, Rebecca speaks about her experience in this area and all that she has learned. She sheds light on how we should view singleness and how we shouldn’t view it as a negative thing…especially within the Kingdom of God!

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Show Notes:

  • The Bethany Dillon song that Rebecca references is “Say Your Name
  • Fact: “Just The Way You Are” by Bruno Mars. Does not have tambourine in it. However, it is still a good song.
  • “Allow someone to have a story instead of committing ‘assume-icide’.” ~ Rebecca Chase
  • The 5 B’s (to live by)
    1. Be you
    2. Be curious
    3. Be courageous
    4. Be confident
    5. Be His
  • The name of the waiting song that Rebecca wrote is called “What Do You Do?” and it can be found here on YouTube.

Episode 9: Jason’s Story: Miscarriage Part 2

Jason opens up about his side of the story when his wife experienced the loss of their child during her first pregnancy. In this episode, he talks about how they each found out about the loss, how he coped, and how he supported Michelle through that time. He provides an honest account of how he processed the tragic event and what he has learned in spite of the lingering unknowns of why it happened.

This is part 2 of a 2 part series.

Jason’s wife, Michelle, has already shared her experience in part 1.

If your wife has experienced a miscarriage and you guys have not told anyone about it please find someone you trust and tell them. If possible, find someone who has experienced this for themselves and lean into the support that only they can provide.

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Update: As of today, Jason and Michelle are expecting their third child! Praise God!

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