Community Care

Posts in the ‘Community Care’ category

An Introduction to Poiema Foundation

Several years ago, I sat in seminary chapel listening to a ministry leader talk about rescuing young girls from sex trafficking. I left that chapel stunned by what I’d heard. A couple of years later I sat at breakfast with a ministry founder who passionately searched for young girls who needed to be saved from […]

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Steps Men Can Take Through the Realities of Infertility

In this episode of The Bearing Life Podcast, I talked with my friends, Tony and Scott, about their walks through infertility. Tony and Scott each had different experiences, and while no couples’ story is the same, they explain steps men can take to process through the realities of infertility. 6 Steps Men can Take to […]

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How to Support Friends with Special Needs Children

Kristen’s love for her intellectually disabled son, Jason, shines through in the ways she cares for him. Over the years I have seen her fiercely advocate for him to live as full a life as possible and she commits to choose joy and positivity each day. But while Kristen and other parents of special needs […]

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Revisiting: Living with Depression

There is no doubt the stress and isolation of 2020 have affected thousands of people. Many experts believe we are entering a mental health epidemic as Americans battle symptoms of anxiety and depression. Back in July, we were only just realizing the pressures many were facing. Months later, the statistics don’t seem to be improving. […]

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Revisiting: Single Seasons

This week I am excited to share the most-downloaded episode of the first season of The Bearing Life Podcast! (Have you listened yet? I think you should!) The most-listened-to episode was Episode 9: Single Seasons, with my guest, Annie Tucker, the founder of Take a Bite Blog. There are so many seasons of life that […]

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When the Stork Passes By

How many children do you have?   When are you going to give me grandchildren?   Why don’t you have any children? These questions pierce the hearts of couples in the midst of infertility or those who find themselves involuntarily childless. The speaker means no harm and doesn’t realize the pain these questions deliver. Maybe […]

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4 Ways to Offer Infertility and Child Loss Care

A Day of Remembrance When people hear my story of infertility, miscarriage, and involuntary childlessness, one common question asked is how they can help a friend, loved one, or co-worker who has experienced a similar loss. In 1988, United States President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October 1988 as “Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.” The observation […]

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Walking With Those in Infertility

How many children do you have? When are you going to give me grandchildren? Why don’t you have any children? These are some of the toughest words married couples trying to conceive can hear. The speaker means no harm and does not realize the pain he or she just delivered. Infertility is defined as difficulty […]

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