What Not to Say to Your Pregnant Teen Friend

When your friend first tells you she’s pregnant, you may not know exactly what to say. Pregnancy is a huge thing, and it’s going to change her life. But how can you figure out what you should—and should not—say to your friend? First, Listen Every pregnant person is unique, and the situation around your friend […]

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 […]

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 […]

Adoption: You Need to Know It’s Not Just Giving Up

For decades people have described adoption with words like “giving your child up” or “putting your child up” for adoption. It’s as if they think a mother who makes an adoption plan is just abandoning her child or displaying him for sale! If you’re a pregnant woman in a difficult situation, don’t let those old-fashioned […]

Pregnant At the Crossroads: What Difference Will Your Choice Make?

At this important intersection, which way will you turn? Once you make that turn, where will that lead you? Will you find yourself on a one-way street, with no way to turn back? Or will you find yourself heading for all the things that matter most to you? If you can’t see around the corner, […]

Pushing Back Against Coerced Abortion

The following is not intended as legal advice. It is provided solely to inform pregnant women in Minnesota of some of their rights. (If you live elsewhere, find out your state’s laws about fetal homicide and informed consent.) A choice is not a choice if it is the only choice you are given. Yet when […]

Be The Hero of Your Own Story

We all want everything to go right all the time. We’d rather be comfortable than uncomfortable. We’d rather be “friended” on Facebook than “unfriended.” We’d rather stroll down an easy path than stumble along a rocky road. We want life to be a happy beginning, a happy middle and, above all, a happy ending. Heroes […]

You Deserve “Choices” for Pregnancy Help

Lots of organizations offer to help pregnant women. Are they all the same? Short answer: No. So let’s be up-front about Choices Pregnancy Center and what we do. We just might be the place for you. We serve pregnant women in a variety of challenging circumstances. What brings you here is your own unique story. […]

Why Redwood Falls Needs Choices

Elections remind us that we want choices. Choices between real, viable options. Choices that give us some control over our future. So imagine going to the ballot box and finding only one candidate for an office. No write-in space. Just the one candidate, who is not someone you want to vote for. Take it or […]