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Caring Spiritually for Male Volunteers

January 2005
By: Jim Pye
"Sam" appeared at the center wanting to talk. His wife had divorced him and taken the house. He had lost his job and endured three surgeries. Sam was living in a motel. He was almost broke, severely depressed, and suicidal."Joe" suffers from a debilitating arthritic condition at the age of twenty-fo...
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Counseling HIV-Serodiscordant Couples

January 2005
By: Jerry Thacker
My wife was infected with HIV through a blood transfusion she received in 1984 after she gave birth to our daughter via C-section. She passed the virus on to me and through breastfeeding communicated it to our daughter. We didn't find out about our infection until two years later.In the early 1990s,...
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You Planted the Seed

January 2005
By: Elaine Miller
It's a perfect fall day. The diapers arrive in vans. Parents arrive on foot, pushing their little ones in hand-me-down strollers. Volunteers scramble to unload the vans, sort the diapers according to size, and stack the diapers against one wall of the school gymnasium. Other volunteers greet parents...
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Please Stay!

January 2005
By: Judith Hayes
I first met my "earth angel" at a very critical point in my life. I was twenty-nine years old, a brand new college graduate, single—and sixteen weeks pregnant. I decided I wanted to have my baby and raise him even though I knew I would be facing many obstacles ahead. At the time I discovered I was p...
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The Board Chairman's Role

January 2005
By: Tom Lothamer
The chairman should advocate for the director with the rest of the board, acting as a buffer on occasion while at other times interpreting the director's vision and passion. I have the privilege of visiting with pregnancy care center directors and board members all over the country. Questions abo...
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Front and Center

January 2005
By: Jerry Thacker
It seems that the liberal, pro-death media have been more shrill this year than in times past. I personally believe it is because they know they are losing the battle for the hearts and minds of the American people.Still, I find it interesting that many churches do not give support to those who are ...
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