The question churches can no longer ignore  ·  Mar 01, 2017


If a woman in your congregation faced an unplanned pregnancy, to whom could she turn for support?

As a member of my church’s leadership team, this question has bothered me for too long. I have grown up in the church. My father is a pastor, my grandparents and great-grandparents were missionaries, and there have been 17 pastors within three generations of my family. To say that church has been a large part of my life is an understatement. I sang the songs, bought the youth camp t-shirts, and ate the potluck dinners.

Yet, I am not sure that I can answer this question for my current church, nor do I feel I could answer it about the church in which I grew up.

This is a problem.

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