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Reaching the world for Christ through pregnancy centers

June 2018
By: Melissa Heiland
A young girl timidly walks through the doors of the pregnancy center, because she does not know where else to turn. She is lost, alone and frightened. She’s not even sure why she is there, but she feels compelled to go. She may be planning to terminate her pregnancy because she doesn’t s...
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Why pro-life ministry is so challenging — and why that’s a good thing

June 2018
By: Susanne Maynes
We were almost to our goal. “Lisa” had been meeting with me for over two months for post-abortion recovery. Having realized that her past substance abuse was directly related to her abortions, she was engaged in the process, doing the hard emotional work necessary for her healing. We&rs...
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What's she worth?

June 2017
By: Ann L. Coker
I met her first in the waiting room of our rural crisis pregnancy center. I overheard her boyfriend speak into her sad face: “I can’t believe you think you might have some disease. Who else have you been with?”  As I talked with this 16-yr-old in the counseling room, I tried ...
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More than one way to "hold them back"

June 2017
By: Stephanie Garcia
Many years ago I heard that pregnancy care centers were places where the pieces were compassionately put back together when people's lives fell apart. But there was another option -- one that just might hold a young person back before he or she tumbled off that precipice in the first place (Proverbs...
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How churches (and Christian schools) can prevent abortion

June 2017
By: Michele D. Shoun
Most women who obtain abortions say they rarely attend church, if at all. According to the research, Protestants are actually under-represented in the population of women having abortions. But it's troubling to learn that "one in five abortion patients [of those who report a religious affiliation] i...
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Summit roundup + plans for 2018

May 2017
By: Michele D. Shoun
Life Matters' staff came away with positive feelings about this year's Summit, and they were confirmed by our guests' evaluations. Here's what some had to say: [This Summit] has been a blessing to me not only in my pregnancy center contacts, but in my personal and family life. I appreciate the pure...
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