4 Principles of Real Manhood

Guys, what does “being a man” look like to you? Some guys think: A real man doesn’t cry. A real man is tough. A real man is [bigger, better, stronger, faster, smarter, or…] than the next guy. A real man has all the gear he needs. A real man never lets anybody put him down. […]

A Person’s a Person: Mia’s Story

Mia* found out she was pregnant the same day she got accepted to her top-choice college. “This is really going to mess with my plans,” she thought. “After that one night at the party… now this.” She figured she would just have to get an abortion. But her friend Steph* asked her why. “Well,” Mia […]

Preserving the Gift of Life in Our Community

Do you ever pause to ponder exactly how you came to have life? Why aren’t you just a collection of organic matter or lifeless cells? What is the quality that makes you alive? Then—and this may make you a bit uncomfortable—have you ever pondered how easily the life in you could be gone? And once […]

How to Start Over: Build Better Relationships This Year

Are you ready to dump the drama of relationships based more on sex than friendship? Ready to treat your sexuality as a treasure, instead of a dollar store deal? You can make a fresh start now. Welcome to a whole new year! New Year, New You Whether you’re reading this on New Year’s Eve or […]

The Christmas Baby: Why Choices Pregnancy Center Cares

For those of us working here at Choices Pregnancy Center, Christmas holds a special place in our hearts. That’s because the story of the first Christmas inspires us. It’s the story of an unexpected pregnancy and how it changed a lot of lives. Because of that story, we work all year long to pass on […]

Co-parenting at the Holidays: It’s About Your Kids

Holidays—with all their excitement, family get-togethers, and busyness—can be challenging if you’re co-parenting. To help keep the holidays happy, remember to keep one thing in focus: your break-up was about you and your Ex, but co-parenting is all about your kids. By choosing to co-parent,[1] you give your kids some of the benefits of having […]

Premature and Perfect: One Baby’s Story

You may know your baby’s due date, but no one really knows when he will make his appearance. And if you’ve ever worried that your child may come too early, Prematurity Awareness Month is a great time to learn from other parents what that experience might be like. At Choices Pregnancy Center, we know several […]

I’m Off to the Holiday Shopping Open House

Don’t be left home alone during the opening of hunting season. Have we got a fun day planned for you! Join us at the Holiday Shopping Open House on Saturday, November 4, from 10 – 2. We’ll be at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church at 900 E. Flynn Street. (Click here for directions.) And if your […]

Losing a Child: You Can Survive the Journey Through Grief

Parents with empty arms know a unique kind of grief. Whether their child was stillborn, lost to miscarriage, stolen by SIDS, or taken by another tragedy, these parents live with a grief that never quite goes away. If you are one of those parents, there is hope that your life can go on. You can […]

If Not for Your Courage: a Salute to Unexpected Mothers

This is for all the women we know who didn’t expect to be mothers, but dared to embrace that privilege. Today we’re singing your praises, for you have willingly embarked on a courageous journey. …a journey whose outcome is still invisible in the mists of the future …an adventure that comes with no guarantee of […]