No Easy Decision: An Adoption Story

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No Easy Decision: An Adoption Story

When I first realized I was pregnant, I didn’t want to believe it. ‘NO! This cannot be happening!’ ‘I can’t take care of me right now, let alone another person.’ I was not a person that who ever had a strong desire for children. I was broke, depressed, just had to move back in with my family, and was failing out of college. One day, I did go to my women’s biology class. The teacher spoke openly about the options with an unplanned pregnancy. I was …

Want To Be a Better Dad? Here’s How to “Remodel” Your Fathering!

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Want To Be a Better Dad? Here’s How to “Remodel” Your Fathering!

As my wife will gladly tell you, I run very little risk of being called “handy” with a hammer or with any other tool. Indeed, it’s pretty clear that when God was passing out the carpentry and mechanical skills, I must have been busy reading the Wall Street Journal! Given this genetic foible in my manhood, I have been forced to live vicariously through the handiness of others by watching episodes of home makeover shows or reading “do it yourself” magazines. In fact, I was …

8 Strategies to Tame Triggers of After Abortion Pain

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8 Strategies to Tame Triggers of After Abortion - Hope Women's Centers

Knowing what triggers are and how they may affect you is half the battle.  We believe men and women can experience healing but often triggers are a very real struggle when dealing with the unexpected effects of an abortion(s). In this second guest blog in the two-part series on triggers of abortion and how to deal with them, Sydna Masse highlights eight ways to help handle triggers that occur due to the pain of abortion.  “It’s my baby’s due date next week, Sydna,” the writer outlined. “How do I …

8 Common Triggers of After Abortion Pain

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8 Common Triggers - Hope Women's Centers

It is important to highlight the triggers that are attached to an abortion experience. In this two-part series guest blog, we will address what triggers are and in the next blog we will look at ways to address triggers. We believe having this information can help women and men who have experienced an abortion(s) in their past as well as help their loved ones understand. Originally appearing on Sydna Masse’s Blog, we hope this guest blog will inform, encourage, and empower you and your loved ones in living …