Protecting the Sanctity of Life | Evangelicals for Life Conference

I had my first baby when I was seventeen. It was hard, but I can’t imagine how a young mom who’s living in New York City feels these days. Have you seen the posters plastered all over the subways in the media? One shows a crying baby and reads, “I’m twice as likely not to graduate from high school because you had me as a teen.” While it’s true that having a baby as a teen is hard, choosing to {Read More}

Pro-life for Kids: Ideas for Teaching the Sanctity of Life

Pro-life for Kids: Ideas for Teaching the Sanctity of Life The little feet pin glinted on the woman’s lapel. The feet and toes were tiny. It was as if a fairy had landed upon her blouse, left gold footprints, and fluttered away. I pointed to the pin. “That’s so cute.” The older woman smiled. “Those are the size of the feet of a 12-week-old fetus.” A fist of pain hit my gut, and I looked away before she saw the {Read More}

God is Not Punishing You For Your Past Sins

God is Not Punishing You For Your Past Sins The other day I was mindlessly scrolling my Facebook feed when a headline caught my eye: “Toni Braxton Once Believed God Gave Her Son Autism Because Of Her Past Abortion.” My heart clenched as I read that—not only because of Toni’s pain and shame, but because of my own. As a fifteen-year-old young woman I found myself pregnant.   Overwhelmed with despair and seeking advice, I went to a Planned Parenthood {Read More}

Learning to Face the Truth

Learning to Face the Truth On Monday, I talked about how being transparent can free your soul (read the full post HERE). For me, being transparent about my abortion freed my soul, and I began talking about that a bit on Monday. Here’s the rest of the story: It was a story I did not want to tell. But as Sanctity of Life Sunday approached, my pastor asked me to share my story with the church—the story I had kept {Read More}

How to be Transparent: Telling Someone About My Abortion Freed My Soul

How to be Transparent: Telling Someone About My Abortion Freed My Soul Do you have a secret? I did … for a very long time. My abortion was my biggest shame and only my husband and my mother (and my ex-boyfriend of course) knew about it. I can remember sitting in Bible study and the women talking about abortion. I thought I was going to be sick. I was sure everyone saw the pain and shame on my face–and these {Read More}

Podcast: Living Inspired: Encore with Jim Rubart | Shannon Ethridge

Living Inspired ~ Thursday 3CT (9/26/13) To listen to the interview: go here and click on the player in the upper right corner of the screen. This week on Living Inspired we have an encorce show with Jim Rubart and Shannon Ethridge Sign up below for your chance to win Jim Rubart’s Soul’s Gate and Memory’s Door or Shannon Ethridge’s debut fiction release To Know You! Two winners will be announced on the winners page on Friday, September 27th. *Due to {Read More}

Pro-life for Kids: Ideas for Teaching the Sanctity of Life

Pro-life for Kids: Ideas for Teaching the Sanctity of Life The little feet pin glinted on the woman’s lapel. The feet and toes were tiny. It was as if a fairy had landed upon her blouse, left gold footprints, and fluttered away. I pointed to the pin. “That’s so cute.” The older woman smiled. “Those are the size of the feet of a 12-week-old fetus.” A fist of pain hit my gut, and I looked away before she saw the {Read More}

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