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The Language I Have Been Looking For My Whole Life

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This week’s guest blogger is Vanessa Behrens. She is a center manager at Hope Women’s Center’s 5th location in Maricopa, Arizona. She is also a ProGrace partner, advocate and friend. Today she shares her experience with learning a new language to talk about unplanned pregnancy and abortion. ProGrace is the language I have been looking…

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Bonus episode – Dr. Juli Slattery interviews Angie on recent abortion laws and the movie “Unplanned”

Dr. Juli Slattery, founder of Authentic Intimacy and host of the Java with Juli podcast, interviews Angie on current events. We talk about the recent abortion laws, both pro-life and pro-choice, wrestling through how much of our Christian response to abortion has been political. We also talk about the movie, “Unplanned.”    Join the conversation…

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#11 – Talking about sexuality so we can talk about abortion

Men and Women

Dr. Juli Slattery is founder of Authentic Intimacy and host of the Java with Juli podcast. Angie asks her the tough questions around why we are mostly silent on sexuality in the church – until a woman faces an unintended pregnancy. Juli has such a rich perspective on grace, God’s intentionality for sex, and how we…

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#10 – Brian Kruckenberg & JJ Spreitzer on their journey to have new conversations at New City Church

Brian Kruckenberg is Lead Pastor and JJ Spreitzer is Family Ministries Director at New City Church in Phoenix. They are on a journey of asking questions, listening, helping their congregation process the abortion issue, and changing the conversation in their church. We talk about grace, mistakes, labels and God’s transformational journey for all of us.…

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#9 – Lacey Mason on how understanding a pregnant woman’s reality changes our abortion conversations

Lacey Mason is a qualitative researcher and strategic consultant. She has conducted 6 research projects with women facing unintended pregnancy, even though she initially dreaded diving into the topic because of the political tension. Based on this research, she helps us process and more deeply understand a woman’s reality. Understanding leads to empathy, and empathy…

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#4 – Scott Mehl and Talitha Phillips on how removing political language breaks the silence and increases compassion

Talitha Phillips is CEO of Claris Health LA (an organization that equips and cares for individuals and families before, during and after pregnancy or sexual-health choices), and Scott Mehl is Lead Pastor of Cornerstone Church West LA – and they have an amazing partnership. Scott has realized he can’t stay silent and assume people will…

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