Going through fertility treatment as a couple required resilience. Although my wife didn’t go through full-on treatment, she was affected by the medication that was prescribed to her for a period of time.
The hardest part about fertility treatment for me was that it was seemed unnatural. You could argue that if you get sick, you go to the doctor, of course. But there is another sense in which fertility treatment is almost like stem cell treatment, or cloning. It’s taking a radical stance to try and improve such a seemingly natural occurrence. There are questions of morality that come to mind. My conclusion, though, is that it is okay to pursue, so long as the couple is fully on-board and prepared to deal with the challenges incumbent with treatment.
It encourages us to bask in the words of Jesus, laid out for us in John 16:33: “In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world” (ESV). Although I typically like to quote the New International Version, I particularly like how the ESV translates this passage. I find that when I concentrate on Jesus, the cares of this world become ever so strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace. I’m so thankful that our citizenship is in heaven (Phil. 3:20)!