When we think of adoption and the part women’s ministry plays in helping, there are many issues to consider. When my husband and I adopted in 1977, the main options we had were domestic, Caucasian because we were Caucasian and closed. Today there are so many kinds of adoption: domestic, international, open adoptions and embryo adoptions. Also, not all couples are young. Many are adopting … [Read more...]

Miscarriage is not something I have personally experienced, but I watched my daughter as she lost her third pregnancy to miscarriage. Although she was not far along, she experienced a huge loss emotionally and physically. In our ministries with women, we need to be sensitive to the hurts associated with miscarriage and find effective ways to help women through this painful situation. Issues to … [Read more...]

FREE Women’s Ministry Web Cast …Longing, Loss, Life: Ministering to Women through Infertility, Miscarriage, and AdoptionAs a women’s ministry leader, you have probably been faced with various crisis issues of the women in your congregation. Often we struggle to know how to help. We offer various resources, as well as this free webcast regarding struggles to become a mom.We will … [Read more...]

If you have ever experienced infertility, you know what it’s like to sit in church and bless moms while you are dying inside. Year after year I faced Mother’s Day that way. It was not hard to celebrate my own mom that day, but there was still a big hole in my own heart as I so desperately wanted to have children. Perhaps you have had a similar experience, or have lost a child … [Read more...]