Entries for the 'Counseling' Category
By: Sarah Bentley
Today approximately 1,039,000 to 1,185,000 people are living with HIV in America, emphasis on living! Thankfully the treatment for HIV has greatly improved and a person can now live a much longer, normal life*. This means that a person who is HIV-negative has the potential to meet a significant othe...
By: Amanda Naugle
How do you view the ministry of your center? Is your center an oasis only to those who are facing an unplanned pregnancy and to the mothers who come to you for material needs? What about the other women in tough situations who are hurting and need a shoulder to cry on? Could your PCC also be reachin...
By: Thomas Glessner and Audrey Stout
Media outlets such as Time Magazine and Reuters have provided extensive coverage to an article recently published as "Original Research" and entitled, "The Comparative Safety of Legal Induced Abortion and Childbirth in the United States," by Raymond and Grimes in the Feb, 2012 journal Obstetrics &am...
By: Elaine Ham
Every client advocate who has ever counseled in a pregnancy center knows the sudden rush of fear that envelops us when a young, single client learns she is pregnant. We ask a question such as, "What are your plans for your baby's future?" and pray that whatever she says will not include the word "ab...
By: Dianne Pomon
As we counsel teens and young women at Genesis, we find ourselves in a conversation about their relationship with their boyfriend. We often ask, "What is your relationship like with your boyfriend? What is love and how does one express it?"
The answers we receive from such questions are often quite...
By: Sherry Camelleri
As we serve in the pregnancy center ministry, we find that individuals, both female and male, come to us as a direct result of seeking love. Yes, looking for love in all the wrong places and ways, their desire to be accepted and fulfilled as a person prompts unhealthy decisions. More times than we r...