I’ve had the feeling myself and I’ve heard it expressed among a lot of friends. “Where is the Church during …?” At the most difficult or the most profound moments of our lives, we want…something. Something official that shows that these huge and life-altering moments are recognized by the body of Christ. We want… Continue reading Where is the Church in Pregnancy, Miscarriage, and Birth?
The love grows and builds with every addition to the family.
Anyone who knows us knows that we like to travel and, doing so, we tell others about Elizabeth Ministry and RECLAiM. Anyone who knows us well knows that we just returned on November 22nd from a month in New Zealand and two weeks in the Sydney-Canberra areas of Australia, doing precisely that, as well as… Continue reading Sharing Good News Beyond the Pond and Prayer Needs
Losing our baby ripped my world apart and it felt like it would never, ever be quite right again. In the years since I’ve realized that while the grief lessened and the wound healed, the life – and loss – of that baby changed me forever.
When it comes to the loss of our babies, it seems that our culture has certain ideas about who has the right to grieve. For example, couples who lost a child later in pregnancy seem to get more empathy than couples who lost a child early on. In fact, early miscarriages may elicit responses like, “It… Continue reading The Right to Mourn the Loss of Your Baby
We are far from where we need to be but the movement has been growing for years and is finally making some headway in mainstream birth. But just as it is true that mothers have the right to a dignified birth and true evidence based care, they also have a right to that when it comes to miscarriage.
Did you ever think that you were Super Mom? As a mom of many close-together children, it was an easy fantasy for me to fall into. As a young mom, I would set my goals high, “burn the candle at both ends,” and “never say die.” After a while the Super Mom fantasy took… Continue reading Super Mom Meets Ordinary Mom