Pro-life for All: Adoption

For many years, I longed to give life. It wasn’t that I merely coveted the title of “mother” or felt obligated to take the next step following marriage. No, the yearning ran far deeper than external pressures or an internal ticking clock. I was an image bearer who wanted to bear image bearers. But IContinue reading “Pro-life for All: Adoption”

Weeping with Those Waiting for a Child

I’ve often imagined the scene at the tomb the day after Christ’s crucifixion. The world must have seemed bleak. His family and disciples spent that Saturday grieving the loss of the One they thought would free them. They didn’t know He’d rise in victory over sin and death the next day. In the shadow ofContinue reading “Weeping with Those Waiting for a Child”

The Next to Go

Fourteen years ago I was on break from work, eating lunch at the park, devouring a mystery novel. I was closing in on solving the case when my husband called, interrupting my investigation. “She’s gone. Emily is gone.” That morning, on her way to work, our sister-in-law had been hit by a car and killed.Continue reading “The Next to Go”

Why Adoption Isn’t Plan A or B

Love, marriage, baby carriage—that’s the predictable course many couples follow to fulfill the cultural mandate in Genesis to “be fruitful and multiply.” Because procreation is a natural biological process that God designed, we expect our bodies to work as intended and assume the sequence will progress in the usual way. But reproductive ability isn’t guaranteed.Continue reading “Why Adoption Isn’t Plan A or B”

See the Life, Share the Loss

Some texts stop you in your tracks: “Doctor said we’re losing the baby.” Time halts; shock assails. This shouldn’t be happening. Life should be growing. I don’t want her to go through this. As much as you hurt for her, you know what she’s feeling is worse. I’ve walked with many women through the devastation of miscarriage andContinue reading “See the Life, Share the Loss”