Thursday, February 26, 2009

Book Review: When The Cradle Is Empty

When the Cradle Is Empty: Answering Tough Questions About Infertility
by John and Sylvia Van Regenmorter

You’ve waited, you‘ve cried, you’ve prayed…and still your parenting dreams haven’t turned out the way you’d hoped.

When the Cradle is Empty is a compassionate book with answers for couples dealing with this deeply personal heartache. Authors John and Sylvia Van Regenmorter share their experience and those of others to help you explore your options, get the medical help you need, deal with pressures from family and friends, and protect your marriage.

Whether you’re dealing with primary or secondary infertility, miscarriage, adoption options, or living positively as a family of two, you’ll find comfort, wisdom – and above all, sound biblical advice – in this essential resource.

”When the Cradle is Empty” is a marvelous resource for every family that is striving to grow, yet finding the journey more difficult than expected.”
Jennifer Saake, Founder/Director Emeritus,
Hannah's Prayer Ministries

“If you are experiencing infertility…John and Sylvia Van Regenmorter and their words…are the friends you need. This is a wonderful book!”
Joe S. McIlhaney, M.D., Obstetrician-Gynecologist
Infertility Specialist, Member of The American Society for
Reproductive Medicine and President of the Medical Institute

About the Authors
Since 1996, Rev. John Van Regenmorter and his wife, Sylvia, have been the directors of Stepping Stones, a Christian ministry for couples facing infertility or pregnancy loss. They travel across the country and speak about infertility and adoption, and have made several appearances on The 700 Club. John and Sylvia experienced infertility for the first ten years of their marriage. They now have three children, two of whom are adopted through Bethany Christian Services

©2009 Bethany Christian Services

Friday, February 20, 2009


Welcome to Safe Haven.

A place for you to find comfort, help, encouragement, resources, and most of all a connection to intercessors who want to pray for YOU.

If you are dealing with infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss, or waiting for a child through adoption, this blog is for you.

Here, you will find links to websites that offer advice, and place where you can share you story and have others intercede on your behalf, ministries who are there to meet all of your different needs, and many other helpful resources.

Most of all, we want to connect with you to lift you and your families up in prayer. This is our hearts desire!

This blog is still very much under construction and will probably change frequently. So please come back and visit often for new posts and updates. If you have a prayer request for yourself, a friend or family member, please leave a comment, a name, and/or website and we will add it to our prayer link list!

We love to pray for you and your precious, precious children. Thank you for visiting and we hope this page can somehow be a blessing to you.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Psalm 139:1-18

Psalm 139 (New International Version)

1 O LORD, you have searched me
and you know me.

2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.

3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.

4 Before a word is on my tongue
you know it completely, O LORD.

5 You hem me in—behind and before;
you have laid your hand upon me.

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.

7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?

8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, [a] you are there.

9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,

10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.

11 If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,"

12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.

13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.

14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.

15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,

16 your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

17 How precious to [b] me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!

18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand.
When I awake,
I am still with you.