You Are Changing Lives at Choices Pregnancy Center

They may look like ordinary baby bottles. But when you and your generous neighbors filled them with change, you made it possible for lives to keep changing. . . for the better! Because of you and your baby bottles, new life is breathing into our community through our work here at Choices Pregnancy Center. You’re […]

Relax: How to Enjoy Summer Even with a Baby

Remember when summer days were carefree and fun? You could hang out at the pool or the lake, watch fireworks, and eat watermelon to your heart’s content. If you’re afraid being a parent might keep you from relaxing during the sunny summer months, take a look at these tips to help stress melt away. You […]

Independence Day: When you Take Control of Yourself

Independence. Now that’s something worth celebrating. We all love the freedom to determine our own course without having someone—or something—telling us what we have to do. So while you’re out there watching fireworks and celebrating Independence Day, take a moment to make sure you’re living in true freedom. Because there are three powerful forces all […]

How to Wrestle with Unexpected Fatherhood and Win

When Alissa* showed Jake* her positive pregnancy test, Jake didn’t know what to say. Or do. He just wanted it not to be true. But there was Alissa, looking at him with her eyes full of tears. She was scared. And so was he. That’s when something inside Jake kicked into high gear. He had […]

5 Great Reasons to Be Hard to Get

It’s a crazy fact of human nature: If something’s hard to get, we see it as more worth getting. That’s why “casual” sex has long been known as “cheap” sex. It’s not valuable. But you are valuable. So why give your body away to someone who has made no commitment to “love, honor, and cherish” […]

Teen Pregnancy: How to Help Your Friend Prevent It

Teens with friends who support them in their resolve not to get pregnant are more likely to stand firm under pressure than those who don’t get support.[1] That means you can make a difference when your friend faces pressure to compromise what really matters to her. She knows that sex makes babies. But that clear […]

6 Things Every Mother Needs to Hear

You’ve probably heard people say lots of things about motherhood. Some of those things aren’t so nice. Others truly are. You’re heard that motherhood is sweet. It’s thankless. It’s loving. Self-denying. Beautiful. Exhausting. Nerve-wracking. Career-ruining. Fulfilling. Satisfying. Endless. Over too soon. . . If you are a mother, what words would you use to describe […]

How to Bring Change to Your Community

What would it take to bring change to your community? Would stronger, healthier families make a difference? You know they would. How can we make that change happen? Word on the Street… You’ve heard the talk on the street. We have, too. Here’s what we’re hearing—and what we’re doing about it. “Kids are being raised […]

Why We Love the Unexpected Life

Don’t you just love Easter? Here in Minnesota, buds are opening, grass is greening up, and temperatures are warming. At Choices Pregnancy Center, Easter is one of our favorite times of year. It reminds us of the power of an unexpected life. As a faith-based organization, we find in Easter a reason to celebrate the […]

What’s Wrong with Hooking Up?

Hooking up. . . Friends with benefits . . . No strings attached. Get what you want and move on. It sounds so good. But is it? Let’s talk honestly about how hooking up really plays out. Good for Your Body? Every time you have sex with a temporary partner, you run the risk of […]