Adriel Booker author - speaker - advocate 2018-04-20T04:24:07Z http://adrielbooker.com/feed/atom/ WordPress Adriel Booker http://adrielbooker.com <![CDATA[An invitation for my local Sydney friends: Grace Like Scarlett Book Release Party]]> http://adrielbooker.com/?p=7833 2018-04-20T04:24:07Z 2018-04-20T02:22:58Z For those of you in the Sydney area, I would be thrilled to have you join me in celebration of the book release of Grace Like Scarlett. XO, Adriel   Pre Release Party: 3:45pm Saturday, April 21 Connect Church 131 Woronora Rd, Engadine RSVP for catering purposes here Book Release Party: 7:00pm Thursday, May 10 […]

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Adriel Booker http://adrielbooker.com <![CDATA[Breaking the worst news: How to talk to your patients about miscarriage]]> http://adrielbooker.com/?p=7826 2018-04-19T05:55:40Z 2018-04-19T05:55:40Z Guest Post by Heather Rupe, DO, OB/GYN It always seems to happen to nicest couples. They come in holding hands, beaming with excitement over the much desired pregnancy in her womb. She’s done everything right. She’s researched the perfect vitamins and followed all the ‘rules.’ They are there for a routine visit, no bleeding, no […]

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Adriel Booker http://adrielbooker.com <![CDATA[What not to say to a friend after a miscarriage (And what to say instead)]]> http://adrielbooker.com/?p=7810 2018-04-11T04:18:33Z 2018-04-11T02:35:28Z Have you ever felt awkward or wondered what to say after a friend has lost a baby through miscarriage (or other forms of pregnancy loss such as stillbirth)? Have you been afraid you’d say the ‘wrong’ thing? The following suggestions are based on my own experiences of three miscarriages and that of many others who […]

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Adriel Booker http://adrielbooker.com <![CDATA[Women, take your place. Teach. Preach. Lead.]]> http://adrielbooker.com/?p=7803 2018-04-19T04:36:00Z 2018-04-10T10:21:05Z   I’ll never forget the first time a man sat in the back row, arms folded across his chest, scowling at me while I preached. Thankfully I wasn’t completely disarmed, but I was perplexed. Still in my early twenties myself, I was young and naive, and didn’t fully grasp why or how people would be […]

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Adriel Booker http://adrielbooker.com <![CDATA[Remembering your baby after miscarriage: Pregnancy loss memorial ideas]]> http://adrielbooker.com/?p=7780 2018-04-07T23:20:34Z 2018-04-06T19:02:54Z Memorial ideas for honoring your baby’s life after miscarriage, stillbirth, or other forms of pregnancy loss     After losing a child to miscarriage or stillbirth, many parents find it helpful in their grieving process to do something deliberate to honor their baby. Some choose to commemorate their baby at the time of miscarriage (or […]

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Adriel Booker http://adrielbooker.com <![CDATA[When you feel invisible]]> http://adrielbooker.com/?p=7782 2018-04-06T04:15:46Z 2018-04-05T23:59:27Z At a huge women’s conference last year, I sat alone. Several friends sat together in a section above me, but I was in-and-out with seven-month-old Micah strapped to my back (or my belly) and I needed a seat with easy access to the mothers’ room. I remember feeling a bit lost in this sea of […]

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Adriel Booker http://adrielbooker.com <![CDATA[When your anger frightens you]]> http://adrielbooker.com/?p=7751 2018-03-24T10:36:00Z 2018-03-24T05:01:11Z Years ago as a brand new mom to a little boy I couldn’t possibly love more I had my first experience with the kind of anger that scared me. I can’t remember the circumstances leading up to that moment or what exactly it was that ignited me, but I will never forget the fire I […]

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Adriel Booker http://adrielbooker.com <![CDATA[A story from the trenches (Because you don’t need an ‘expert’ when you’re suffering)]]> http://adrielbooker.com/?p=7726 2018-03-24T11:10:16Z 2018-03-24T00:51:41Z When you are suffering you don’t need an expert. You certainly don’t need false promises that XYZ will make things better. You just need a companion. And you need hope.   Two days after my first miscarriage I had the distinct thought: Someday I will write a book about this called Grace Like Scarlett. Though I […]

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Adriel Booker http://adrielbooker.com <![CDATA[Breaking the Fear Cycle: How facing my fears taught me to live in peace]]> http://adrielbooker.com/?p=7692 2018-03-06T05:09:23Z 2018-03-06T05:00:50Z Guest post by Maria Furlough, author of Breaking the Fear Cycle: How to Find Peace for Your Anxious Heart “Fear is a liar. Fear left out the best parts of the story—the parts where God stepped in.” —Maria Furlough   What do you think fear can make you do? If you are anything like me, […]

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Adriel Booker http://adrielbooker.com <![CDATA[An Everyday Benediction]]> http://adrielbooker.com/?p=7545 2018-02-25T12:44:02Z 2018-02-01T09:52:25Z It’s still school holidays here in Australia so I’m not kissing my kids goodbye to school every morning quite yet, but when I do I cup their cheeks, look deeply into their anticipation-filled eyes, and send them off with this little benediction: Be brave, be kind, be curious, and always know that you are loved. Every now […]

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