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A List to Check

July 2010
By: Mark Hiehle
I once heard of two older ladies who took a cooking class at a local college. The instructor was describing the process of hollowing out an egg. The teacher told the class to first perforate the egg at the basal end, and then repeat the action on the apex. Then, placing your lips over one end, with ...
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The Church and the Single Mom

July 2010
By: Jennifer Barnes Maggio
She walks into the church and cautiously looks around with her four-year-old daughter in tow. She hesitantly makes her way to a pew at the back of the church and sits quietly, thumbing through her Bible, avoiding eye contact at all costs. She has contemplated this day for months. She wonders if she ...
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Recognizing and Dealing with 'Fake Clients'

July 2010
By: Thomas Glessner
Since the early 1980s, the abortion industry has consistently attacked the work of Pregnancy Resource Centers (PRCs). Charges of being deceptive and misleading have been leveled at PRCs all over the country, and those working hand-in-hand with the abortion industry have filed numerous lawsuits with ...
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StandUpGirl.org

April 2010
By: Paul Harmon
Dear Becky, this is the first time ive visited this site & from what people have said, it seems to be a good place to come for advice. i found out three days ago that im 2-3 weeks pregnant. when i spoke to my boyfriend about it, he said that he would stay with me whatever i chose but thought ...
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Serving Teenage Men: A Pregnancy Center Priority

April 2010
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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Hannah's Home

January 2010
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...
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The Foundational Issue of Our Times

July 2009
By: Thomas Glessner
I was encouraged recently by the results of a Gallup public opinion poll on abortion taken in May. The poll found 51 percent of Americans calling themselves "pro-life" and 42 percent "pro-choice." This is the first time a majority of U.S. adults have identified themselves as pro-life since Gallup be...
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AT THE COLLEGE TOWN CENTER: Saying Hello

April 2009
By: Marcia Warmkessel
I have served as a center executive director and client services director for 13 years in a small college town pregnancy resource center. Client outreach is my hearts' work, and I have returned to that role recently. A center like ours has the rural center blessings and challenges as well as an obvi...
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