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A pro-lifer’s progress: “Put on the full armor of God”

January 2021
By: Ann L. Coker
What is needed for a victorious fight in the pro-life arena? How do we prepare ourselves? What equipment do we acquire? In John Bunyan’s classic, The Pilgrim’s Progress, his main character is named Christian. His burden of sin fell off at the cross, and Christian then stopped at the Hous...
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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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What makes a good working environment?

January 2020
By: Ann L. Coker
University studies have concluded that social interaction promotes better cognitive functioning for workers’ productivity and forms better relationships between employees and their supervisors.* Would that be any different for a Christian agency, and specifically for a pregnancy care center (P...
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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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