Migrating the Website

Nov 16, 2016 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Migrating the Website

Friends, I am excited and somewhat annoyed to tell you I moved forward with a migration of my website to a more stable host faster than intended.  We have web experts for a reason, and I should have used one. I will be working to move the content to this new host, in this newRead more …

Motherhood at 16

Jan 19, 2018 | Posted by in Ministry | 0

Check out this edition of Story Corp. It is a conversation between a woman and the son she gave birth to when she was 16 focusing on how she had to learn that it was OK for her to love him.  It brings up a myriad of questions and responses in my mind, I hopeRead more …

Financially Supporting a Chidbirth Ministry

Jan 30, 2017 | Posted by in Ministry | Comments Off on Financially Supporting a Chidbirth Ministry

Financially Supporting a Childbirth Ministry Every ministry has costs involved in its operation, and a childbirth ministry is no exception. Without a way to ensure the needs of the ministry are met, the ministry may no longer be able to function. When developing a ministry, a source of support should be built into its design.Read more …

Types of Childbirth Ministry

Jan 23, 2017 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Types of Childbirth Ministry

A childbirth ministry can be as large or small as your community needs. There are a wide variety of services that can be included depending on the number of volunteers who are committed to your program. Bible Study Although every aspect of a childbirth ministry should be based on biblical principles, a small group BibleRead more …

Training options for a childbirth ministry

Jan 16, 2017 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Training options for a childbirth ministry

Whatever type of childbirth ministry you choose, your volunteers will need to be trained for their roles. Many volunteer positions require little training for success. Other roles require the volunteer to become a childbirth professional. You can either only accept volunteers who are already childbirth professionals, require them to be properly trained or train themRead more …

Designing a Childbirth Ministry

Jan 9, 2017 | Posted by in Ministry | Comments Off on Designing a Childbirth Ministry

Designing a Childbirth Ministry Once you are sure the God is calling you to start a childbirth ministry in your area, you will need to work through some basic organizational planning. This page will help you with the designing work that needs to be completed for your program to be successful. Where Do I Start?Read more …

Pregnancy Devotion | Search my Heart, O God

Jan 6, 2017 | Posted by in Devotion | Comments Off on Pregnancy Devotion | Search my Heart, O God

Isaiah 31:1 Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the multitude of their chariots and in the great strength of their horsemen, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel, or seek help from the Lord God was angry when the Israelites, threatenedRead more …

Childbirth Meditation | Aware

Jan 4, 2017 | Posted by in Prayer & Meditation | Comments Off on Childbirth Meditation | Aware

Christian meditation is a tradition of contemplative prayer. The following thoughts and verses are provided for use in your contemplative prayer practice. Mark 8:17-18 Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked them: “Why are you talking about having no bread? Do you still not see or understand? Are your hearts hardened? Do you have eyes but failRead more …

Christian Childbirth Ministry

Jan 2, 2017 | Posted by in Ministry | Comments Off on Christian Childbirth Ministry

On the most basic level, a childbirth ministry is an outreach of a church to meet the physical and spiritual needs of expectant families. How that actually plays out depends on the number of volunteers in the ministry, the size of the supporting churches and the community at large. The time that a woman spendsRead more …

A Cord of Three Strands | Christian description of the doula

Dec 30, 2016 | Posted by in Reflections | Comments Off on A Cord of Three Strands | Christian description of the doula

This is an essay I wrote when I first began to work as a doula. Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:12) Labor – a powerful experience. Physical sensations, emotional fluctuations, the wide range of thoughts a woman faces overpower her. SheRead more …

Is childbirth supposed to be painful?

Dec 26, 2016 | Posted by in Christian Opinions | Comments Off on Is childbirth supposed to be painful?

This article is part of a series of articles sharing the reasoning behind Christian familys’ opinions based on Biblical understanding of issues.  Reasonings are given for both the answers Yes and No. Yes Genesis 3:16 To the woman he said, “I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children.Read more …