Silently Grieving An Abortion During the Holidays
“If I had kept the baby, I would be holding her in my arms right now. Enjoying her first Christmas.”   No one knew Ruby had an abortion except her boyfriend Jack. Immediately after the procedure, Ruby felt a period of relief. It had resolved the anxiety she felt over their une...
Will Your Relationship Survive the Holidays?
The holidays feel so romantic. Who doesn’t love tinsel and twinkling lights, hot cocoa, warm blankets, and countless Christmas movies?   This year, maybe you’ve been watching those sweet, sappy Hallmark movies and wishing that your life was more like a holiday romance. It&rsqu...
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Is Abortion Tied to a Decline in Women’s Mental Health?
Is there a mental health risk for the nearly 827,000 women who have an abortion in the U.S. each year?   Previous research could not conclude a definitive link between an abortion and a woman's mental health; however, those findings are now being challenged. A new study shows that wom...
There are a lot of reasons a woman may fear a possible unplanned pregnancy.  Maybe she had unplanned sex, or she was sexually assaulted. Maybe she and her partner got caught up in the moment and didn’t use protection—or their protection failed—and she feels like being pregnant...
I was sitting on a park bench one day, enjoy the warm sunshine on my face when I thought, “I can’t remember when I had my last period.”  Here’s the thing: As a married, twenty-something woman, I was supposed to be stoked about the possibility of being pregnant, right?...
By Suzanne Allert, Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP)   I work with a lot of women, and I’ve noticed how quickly many of them are to take care of everyone else but not themselves. Does that sound like you?   As a certified nurse practitioner who is also a wife and mom, I ...
Today’s culture idolizes sexual pleasure while simultaneously debasing its unifying power in relationships. This casual approach to sex has left a trail of emotional wounds and physical consequences. We believe when women receive accurate information and healthier alternatives, they are c...
Content by Cynthia Grace RN, MSN   "Guys often try to push my boundaries. They want to have casual sex. Sometimes they’ll act like they don’t see why I would want to abstain because they know I’m on birth control for other health issues. As if pregnancy is the ...
In Part 1 of this series, we noted that our culture doesn’t spend much time talking about healthy relationships. This can lead to confusion about what a positive relationship really looks like. Every relationship, from friendship to marriage, will have stress at times, but a healthy relationsh...
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Many women, from a very young age, dream about a handsome prince who will sweep her off her feet and make her life complete.  We dressed up as princesses, planned fairytale weddings, and blissfully believed we would live happily ever after.    We watched movies that shaped our i...
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