At-Home Abortion Risks: Is Convenience too Costly?

We all like convenience. Drive-up windows. Microwaves. Cell phones. Very convenient. But when what’s at stake is our health, we have to consider what “convenience” may cost us. These days, abortion-by-telemedicine is being touted as a convenient solution to unexpected pregnancies. A medical (“chemical”) abortion that used to require talking in person with an abortion […]

Unexpected Pregnancy: How to Choose the Best Way Forward

You’re holding a positive pregnancy test in your hand. This was not supposed to happen. Not now. But it did. What are you going to do?

Pregnant? Yes There is Hope for You

Hope is like a beckoning light on a dark day—it’s what gives us to courage to keep pushing forward against life’s obstacles. But sometimes obstacles—like an unexpected pregnancy—loom so large that they block the light of hope. We grow fearful and discouraged, and we stop pursuing our dreams. We give up. Even though hope is […]

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 […]