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Re-imagining Sanctity of Human Life Sunday Jan 14, 2022

When I was leading a pregnancy organization in Chicago, we would receive multiple requests for church presentations every year on Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (SOHLS). It was the only time this...

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The Words Encouraging Us This Season Apr 07, 2020

Three things many of us are experiencing during this pandemic are panic, isolation and shame. And you know what? These are actually the primary feelings for so many women facing unintended...

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The Language I Have Been Looking For My Whole Life Oct 04, 2019

This week’s guest blogger is Vanessa Behrens. She is a center manager at Hope Women’s Center’s 5th location in Maricopa, Arizona. She is also a ProGrace partner, advocate and...

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53 Churches Support Over 4,580 Women in Uganda Through ProGrace Connection Groups Feb 25, 2019

Nine years ago, Pastor Robert Bagonza from Uganda contacted my colleague, Denise Stein, and asked if we could equip his church to support women facing unplanned pregnancy. He told her other local...

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Is There a Grace Response to the New York Abortion Law? Jan 27, 2019

With the recent news circling social media about the new abortion law in New York, I wanted to share some of my heart on this issue.

First off, I know this is an important law, and have tried to...

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What Happens When Churches Embrace & Support Women Facing Unplanned Pregnancy Dec 10, 2018

I’m so grateful for your support this year. I know you’ll be encouraged to hear that the ProGrace vision to see the local church be the first place a woman turns to for support when...

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Helping Churches Do This One Thing Changes Everything Nov 25, 2018

When Rhiannon found out she was pregnant, the father of the child advised her to get an abortion. So the next person she told was… her pastor!

This is the ultimate dream for ProGrace...

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Discussion Topic: Is the Church ready for Roe vs. Wade to be overturned? Aug 13, 2018

https://www.facebook.com/iamprograce/videos/299394190794077/

Something to think about:

Check out this article from Christianity Today that is even more relevant now than when it was published last...

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Dwelling on Forgiveness – Guest Blogger, Sarabeth Weszely Mar 27, 2018

“What calls itself Christian politics today shows no sign of being disturbed by the cross.” 

–James K. A. Smith, Calvin College

Happy Holy Days in the City

It is Easter time...

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What happens when the Church says, "You are welcome here" Dec 04, 2017

Imagine what could happen…

if churches all over the country were equipped to create safe, welcoming communities where both women and children could thrive during and after...

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Why grace is more powerful than judgment Nov 18, 2017

In the story below, learn what kind of impact you have had on Samantha, a ProGrace Connection Group participant at St Peter Lutheran Church. She told us about what the church and this...

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5 Things I Wish the Church Knew about Women & Abortion | Guest Blogger, D'Neida King Oct 17, 2017

D’Neida King had an abortion when she was just 19 years old. Having experienced the hardship of unplanned pregnancy at a young age, without family support, she felt that it was her only...

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