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 …

Christian Perspectives | Painful Childbirth

Dec 26, 2016 | Posted by in Christian Opinions | Comments Off on Christian Perspectives | Painful Childbirth

This article is part of a series of articles sharing the reasoning behind Christian family’s opinions based on Biblical understanding of issues.  Reasons are given for both the answers Yes and No. Opinions about… Is Childbirth supposed to be painful? Women who answer “Yes” often share these thoughts… Genesis 3:16 To the woman he said, “IRead more …

Fear or Faith?

Dec 23, 2016 | Posted by in Christian Opinions | Comments Off on Fear or Faith?

This is a conclusion of the essay I shared on Monday.   If faith is our belief put into action, you should have opportunities to demonstrate your faith every day. The battle will be between your fears, worries and anxieties, and your faith. When you react to situations, do you let your actions be determinedRead more …

Faith in God during Labor

Dec 19, 2016 | Posted by in Christian Disciplines | Comments Off on Faith in God during Labor

Here is an essay I wrote many years ago about the intersection of fear and faith — and how it may play a role in pregnancy and childbirth. Have you ever thought about how humans feel emotions? Have you ever considered why it is that certain emotions cause expected responses from your body? For example,Read more …

Examples of wise counsel in pregnancy

Dec 16, 2016 | Posted by in Christian Disciplines | Comments Off on Examples of wise counsel in pregnancy

We are given many examples and proverbs in the Bible dealing with getting advice from others. When seeking God’s will, having a brother or sister in Christ confirm what you believe you understand can be helpful. Likewise, the wise advice of a mature Christian can help you see something you might have overlooked. However theRead more …

A purpose in childbirth?

Dec 15, 2016 | Posted by in Reflections | Comments Off on A purpose in childbirth?

There are many things I can spend my time and life on. However, it is not possible for me to do it all. I cannot be a part of every ministry in my church. I cannot head every committee at school. I cannot be both at home and at work every minute of the day.Read more …

Christian Perspectives | Circumcision

Dec 14, 2016 | Posted by in Christian Opinions | Comments Off on Christian Perspectives | Circumcision

This article is part of a series of articles sharing the reasoning behind Christian family’s opinions based on Biblical understanding of issues.  Reasons are given for both the answers Yes and No. Opinions about… Should a Christian son be circumcised? Women who answer “Yes” often share these thoughts… Genesis 17:11 You are to undergo circumcision, andRead more …