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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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Into the lion's den: Doing ministry when you feel inadequate

June 2019
By: Tonya Delnay
We can all identify with feelings of inadequacy and incapability: I'm not smart enough, don’t know my Bible well enough, am not rich or pretty enough ... simply not good enough.  Then there’s failure. We try to be good enough, but we fail miserably. We fail each other and we fail G...
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Reporters are people too

June 2019
By: Michele D. Shoun
Must we be antagonistic toward the news media? I remember when it was thought to be important for pro-lifers to cultivate relationships with members of the press, for the purposes of getting a fair hearing and telling our side of the story. Then the internet gave everyone the opportunity to have th...
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Birth of a Family: 12-week program inspires positive change among Michigan families

January 2019
By: Karen Ingle
When Barb Hernandez, director of client services at West Shore Pregnancy and Family Support, attended Life Matters Worldwide's Summit in Muskegon, Michigan, last May, she was hunting for lasting solutions to her clients’ repetitive cycles of pregnancy crises.  Only 30 minutes into a work...
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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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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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More than one way to "hold them back"

June 2017
By: Stephanie Garcia
Many years ago I heard that pregnancy care centers were places where the pieces were compassionately put back together when people's lives fell apart. But there was another option -- one that just might hold a young person back before he or she tumbled off that precipice in the first place (Proverbs...
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