How to Quit Following the Crowd and Enjoy Sexual Integrity

Following the crowd has become something of a national pastime. For image-sensitive high school students it can be an obsession. The crowd tweets something and we retweet it. (Even if we’ve never checked to see if it’s actually true.) The crowd starts a fashion trend and we feel we’d better wear it too. We want […]

Feeling Stuck? Your Life Coach Can Help

Finding out you’re pregnant can reveal a whole lot of things. . . . a weakness in your romantic relationship. . . .the downside of some lifestyle choices. . . . the feeling you’re stuck in a rut. And you want out. But how can you change your life’s direction? We Get By With a […]

Longing for Love: How to Fill Your Heart without Regrets

You were made to be loved. That’s why the longing to be loved is so strong. Yet you have probably heard society’s subtle whispers: “Who would ever want someone like you?” or “You’re not (_fill in the blank_) enough to be loved.” Then puberty hits, and hormones turn your longing for love into something deafening. […]

Relationships: the Key to Preventing Teen Pregnancy

Teen pregnancy results from teen sex. Let’s just be right up front about that. So if you, like those of us here at Choices Pregnancy Center, are serious about preventing teen pregnancy, we have to start by talking about teen sex and our individual opportunities to positively influence teens’ choices. You can have a powerful […]

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 […]

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 […]

Single Parenting and You: Do You Have What It Takes?

So you’re expecting—unexpectedly. What went through your mind when you found out? “What am I going to do? I’m not ready to be a mom!” “Hey, I’ve got this. My friends can do it, so I can, too.” “If I’m going to give this baby life, I want it to be a good life.” “How […]

Why is Our Pregnancy Center Called Choices if We Value Life?

Have you ever wondered why we’re called Choices Pregnancy Center? Does that mean we are pro-choice? Or pro-life? If you’re one of the people who wonders, let us take you beyond the hackneyed labels and talk about why we’re here for women making real choices about real lives.

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, […]