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Marketing 101: Just Desserts

October 2004
By: Jerry Thacker
There is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of center directors ...No, it's not lawsuit. It's not government. It's banquet.Nothing else gives a pregnancy center's staff such a great opportunity to tell supporters what they are doing and yet causes them so much work. Booking the hall, negotiati...
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At the Rural Center

October 2004
By: Dinah Monahan
Technology. Most of us have a love-hate relationship with it. In our rural center, anything more complicated than an electric pencil sharpener is a mystery to us! Web sites, on-line credit card capabilities, and auto-charge and auto-check donations were things I thought were only for large centers.A...
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HIPAA Privacy Rules and the Pregnancy Center

October 2004
By: Kurt Entsminger
If you visited your doctor or another health care provider recently, you probably were given a HIPAA form that you had not seen before and which explained your privacy rights. For some people, this form may come across as just one more piece of paper that must be signed before they get the medical s...
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Full Circle

October 2004
By: Carol Van Atta
Although I once wondered where God had been when I entered the world, the answer to that question had become crystal clear. He was right there all along.But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peoplefor His own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Himwho call...
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Staffing the Pregnancy Medical Clinic

October 2004
By: Thomas Glessner
Pregnancy help centers around the nation are converting their operations into licensed medical clinics. In doing so, they are reporting that they are seeing increased numbers of abortion-minded and abortion-vulnerable women. In addition, they are seeing dramatic increases in the number of clients ch...
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Discerning a Client's Spiritual State

October 2004
By: Jim Pye
Counseling with women and men who are facing crisis pregnancies and/orbeing screened for STDs presents both challenges and opportunities. Perhapsour most difficult task is discerning where he or she is spiritually.The challenge of discerningThe basis for this discernment always must be sound doctrin...
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In Search of Real Love

October 2004
By: Kaley Ehret
The harder society attempts to portray sexual promiscuity as freedom,the more it must scramble to figure out how to deal with the consequences."I need your help. I don't know what to say. Every one of my friends keeps saying that I should have sex, and I don't want to. I don't want to ruin my life l...
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Knit in the Womb

October 2004
By: Wendy Graham
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance. Psalm 139:13, 15, 16aThese verses in Psalm 139 were instrumental in galva...
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