Entries for the 'Counseling' Category
By: David Whitaker
Having a calling and passion to reach men through the pregnancy center has driven me to find every opportunity to share the importance of this outreach. As I talk with directors of many centers, I find an alarming reality — services for teenage men are not a high priority. Centers are often fo...
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By: Marcia Warmkessel
"We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are."
Previously we focused on the frustrations faced by pregnant and parenting students — mainly the areas of housing and childcare. These account for just the initial concerns expressed by your student client. However, there is much more...
By: Debby Lynch
Her name was Hannah. In her culture, a childless woman was considered a failure — an embarrassment to her husband. A child was a source of labor for the family, an important part of society's economic structure. Hannah was deeply troubled; she was barren. She prayed out of great anguish and gr...
When I first became a PCC counselor, it wasn't unusual for me to meet with women who had children in state custody or who were battling drug, alcohol, or other addictions. It seemed as though the majority of my clients were on multiple forms of state assistance, and sometimes I saw women who could a...
By: Anna Somers
In the 1950s, if you were counseling an abortion-minded woman, you would probably appeal to her sense of morality. Abortion is illegal. Abortion kills your baby. Simply put, abortion is wrong.
Much has changed in five decades. Now, abortion is not only legal, but also staunchly protected by the n...
By: Rita Williams
The answer to 'Can I get an appointment for an abortion?' is never no.
The scariest phone call anyone working at a pregnancy center can receive is the one inquiring about an abortion. You know the person on the other end has only one intent and that is to find a way to get an abortion. Many pregn...