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First Contact

April 2006
By: Sydna Massé
Helping Post-Abortion Clients Discover Your MinistryPerhaps the greatest element discouraging post-abortion individuals from contacting a ministry program for help after their abortion is the fear that their contact will lead to judgment and rejection. Their anxious hearts sit in silent prisons of p...
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Adoption Agency Referrals

October 2005
By: Sydna Massé
How do you determine which adoption agencies you can refer to? Here are some ideas.Establish relationships with the individuals running these organizations. Your goal is to determine whether they are able to minister to clients in a nonjudgmental, unbiased manner. Remember that some agencies work fo...
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The Abortion-Vulnerable: Children of Pregnancy Care Center Workers

April 2005
By: Sydna Massé
Since I started working with pregnancy care centers in 1991, I have heard many heartbreaking stories from directors and staff about their own children's crisis pregnancy experiences. Pregnancy center workers are modern-day missionaries. Their children are vulnerable to attack just as are other missi...
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An Electronic Lifeline: Ministering on the Internet

April 2004
By: Sydna Massé
Judy sits alone in her apartment contemplating a life and death decision. She fears judgment and rejection from those who might discover her crisis pregnancy. Despair has settled upon her soul. She hears a voice in her head telling her that abortion is her only "unselfish" option. Yet there is anoth...
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Ministry Solitaire: Thriving in the Aloneness of Ministry Life

October 2003
By: Sydna Massé
It is difficult to avoid the feelings of isolation, for when people see you they are reminded of the "abortion" issue. It is a controversial issue that causes many people discomfort. And since that is the issue they associate with you, people tend to see you as a one-dimensional person. In order to ...
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When They Abort Anyway

October 2002
By: Sydna Massé
PHOTOS BY TERRY WILD STUDIOSOne of the leading reasons for "burn out" in pregnancy care centers and post-abortion ministries is the discouragement that results when clients abort despite understanding the reality of this choice. They may have a hardened heart or feel they are facing impossible circu...
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The Power of Regret

October 2001
By: Sydna Massé
The voices of the recovering post-abortive women working in your center are powerful testimonies to the grace and healing of Jesus Christ.As pregnancy resource centers see more abortion-minded clients, many leaders are asking how to reach these additional hearts for life. Often abortion-minded clien...
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New and Noteworthy

January 2001
By: Sydna Massé
Abstinence Survival Kit (ASK)This resource contains information about abstinence-until-marriage education. It discusses the differences between the abstinence-until-marriage plan (rationale and skills for saving sex until marriage) and the risk-reduction plan (skills for contraception and postponeme...
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