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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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Doing the Baby Bottle Boomerang

January 2013
By: Elaine Ham
The information in this article is a free gift to you. The gift is not from me but from one who loves you and your ministry far more than I. Let me explain.In March of 2000, I was serving as development director for a large pregnancy resource center in Greenville, South Carolina. On this particular ...
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Pregnancy Centers and the Local Church: Partners in Life or Adversaries in Ministry? — Part 4 and Final Installment

January 2012
By: Elaine Ham
In the previous three articles, we have looked at ways to approach, meet, and connect with the local churches. In our final installment, we will discuss ways to serve and to thank them. Volunteer to be a "resource center" for the church. Many pastors and staff members are not aware of the free or r...
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Pregnancy Centers and the Local Church: Partners in Life or Adversaries in Ministry? — Part 3

October 2011
By: Elaine Ham
Congratulations! After several unsuccessful attempts, you have finally succeeded in scheduling an appointment with the pastor of the largest church in your community. You envision the possibility of a strong and lasting partnership that will be beneficial to your ministry and to his church, and you ...
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Pregnancy Centers and the Local Church: Partners in Life or Adversaries in Ministry? — Part 2

July 2011
By: Elaine Ham
Have you ever been frustrated by a friend who invited you out to lunch only to discover their real motive for the invitation was to sell you cosmetics or vitamins? Did the luncheon built on false pretenses grow your friendship, or did it disappoint you that your friend had been less than totally hon...
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Pregnancy Centers and the Local Church: Partners in Life or Adversaries in Ministry?

April 2011
By: Elaine Ham
After 15 years in the pregnancy resource center/medical clinic ministry, not much that I hear surprises me. However, recently I spoke with a pregnancy resource executive director who made the statement that her biggest enemy was the church because they would not financially support her center. That ...
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