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One volunteer's testimony

July 2020
By: Ann L. Coker
May 1993 marked my third year as a volunteer counselor at a pregnancy care center. My timeslot was Friday afternoons, but it was like any other day at the center when counselors struggled not only with the clients' needs but also with our own inadequacies.  The problems of sexual promisc...
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New book to serve as textbook for pregnancy crisis intervention

January 2019
By: John Ensor
John Ensor of PassionLife has written a book he hopes will serve as a textbook for our movement. Pregnancy Crisis Intervention: What to Do and Say When It Matters Most, from Hendrickson Publishers, (2019) puts everything in one place for pregnancy care centers. “We have new people coming ...
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Bring God into the conversation through your website

January 2019
By: Michele D. Shoun
When Life Matters Worldwide added Questions about Abortion to our website, we experienced a dramatic uptick in email inquiries from women around the world: My husband wants me to terminate this pregnancy. Will God forgive me if I abort? I've had an abortion because I was afraid. I'm feel...
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Why pro-life ministry is so challenging — and why that’s a good thing

June 2018
By: Susanne Maynes
We were almost to our goal. “Lisa” had been meeting with me for over two months for post-abortion recovery. Having realized that her past substance abuse was directly related to her abortions, she was engaged in the process, doing the hard emotional work necessary for her healing. We&rs...
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Your clients need to know sex is good

January 2018
By: Rev. Steve Harduk
At the completion of creation God looked at all He had made and declared it “very good.” And it was so until the first couple plunged our race into sin and subjected the creation to its destructive effects.  Despite sin’s corruption we still see the beauty that God made in th...
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EnCOURAGE one another

January 2018
By: Michele D. Shoun
Pregnancy care centers are in the business of encouragement. Their stock in trade is reaching out to women who are being encouraged (or forced) to abort their babies. Indeed, if ever there was a misuse of the word “encourage” it’s in connection with taking an easy way out!  W...
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What's she worth?

June 2017
By: Ann L. Coker
I met her first in the waiting room of our rural crisis pregnancy center. I overheard her boyfriend speak into her sad face: “I can’t believe you think you might have some disease. Who else have you been with?”  As I talked with this 16-yr-old in the counseling room, I tried ...
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They come to us

January 2017
By: Ann L. Coker
Sitting before me in the counseling room is a young girl whose life is “sitting on empty.” She just endures life. For her, life may not have been kind or just. She wants only to make it through another day and without this pressing problem of pregnancy. She has come to me. That’s t...
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