Faith Comes by Hearing: Jamie’s Story

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“If I hear the heartbeat, then I’ll believe it’s a person.” It was a simple, yet stark proclamation made by Jamie’s boyfriend. The young man had been in turmoil since Jamie had shared the news that she was pregnant. Both only 18 years old, they’d started dating recently, and he was even wondering if this was just going to be …

When Lightning Hits Twice: Whitney’s Story

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They say lightning doesn’t strike twice, but sometimes, it feels like it… Whitney had just graduated from college and relocated across states for a new job. The transition would have been challenging in and of itself, but Whitney was also a single mom with one-year-old twin boys – making it even more of a feat! Just when she felt she …

Head Knowledge vs. Heart Knowledge: Amber’s Story

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Oftentimes, a woman chooses abortion not because she has no Christian beliefs; rather, the shame of a pregnancy out of wedlock is intensified against the backdrop of her Christian community and beliefs, which presents a main factor driving her abortion decision. Amber instinctively knew she was pregnant even before she had her pregnancy confirmed – although her mind was in …

My Body, My Choice? Destiny’s Story

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When the father of a preborn child wants his baby to live, but his girlfriend decides to get an abortion, he is powerless in protecting the life of his child because the law maintains it is “her body, her choice” – the “power of ‘choice’” is legally hers and hers alone. This was the conundrum in which Destiny’s boyfriend found …

A Tender Mercy: Bianca’s Story

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Happy endings sometimes come with twists and turns. In Bianca’s case, her “happy ending” differed from what we normally expect in a save story. Bianca had grown up in a dysfunctional family and her relationship with her mom was, at best, contentious. Her mother’s boyfriends would frequently take an interest in Bianca, inciting her mother’s jealousy. Bianca and her two-year-old …