#15 – Amy Ford on the power of forgiveness

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Amy is the Co-Founder and President of Embrace Grace, a non-profit that inspires and equips the church to love on single and pregnant young women and their families. When Amy became pregnant at 19, her boyfriend Ryan approached his mentor, but he refused to marry them because “they had sinned.” They continued going to church after getting married, but felt …

#14 – Tray and Jea on racism and the abortion conversation

Tracey Laroche and Jeanelle Drysdale Miller are the hosts of the web series, Life with Tray and Jea. They are both Caribbean African American and from Brooklyn – Denise and Angie are white and from Illinois. So we asked them to be really honest with us about what would make it hard for Christians from different ethnic backgrounds to work …

#13 – Jonathan Merritt on listening, language and truth

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 Jonathan Merritt is an award-winning writer on religion, culture, and politics. He also describes himself as a Christian mystic, so we loved this thoughtful conversation about: How a white man can have a humble posture in the abortion conversation Asking questions like Jesus did Walking with people who are facing an abortion decision Why the words pro-life and pro-choice …

Season 2 Release of The ProGrace Podcast: New Conversations About Abortion

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Thank you for helping us spread the ProGrace message in 2019! ProGrace is ready to grow the immersive training program that is shifting the mindsets and language of Christian leaders is we head into the new year. We are excited for the opportunities in 2020! We are also excited to let you know that Season 2 of The ProGrace Podcast …

The Difference You Make

As we gather to celebrate Thanksgiving this week, we want you to know, how grateful we are for you. This story illustrates the difference you’ve made in helping to create a new Christian response to abortion. “I had an abortion about a year and a half ago. But I didn’t tell anyone in my family or at my church, out …

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 for my whole life. Growing …

Tips for Challenging Conversations About Abortion

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As the election cycle starts heating up again, do you find it easier or more difficult to have conversations about important issues such as abortion? If you find it more challenging, you’re not alone! According to a recent study, “When asked in experiments to distribute hypothetical scholarships or cash awards, Americans are now more likely to discriminate based on political affiliation than …

5 Reasons to Attend a ProGrace Workshop

Every time we host a ProGrace workshop, I love it. The Holy Spirit moves, and there is so much energy, humility, anticipation– and most of all, hope–in the room. These workshops prove that people are looking for a third option in the abortion conversation, one that represents how Jesus would respond, separate from the political debate that divides us. To give …

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

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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 can all move toward wholeness …