The other day, I told someone I’m on a mission to change the discussion around the unborn. The number of women in the church who are terminating their pregnancies is almost as high as those not in the church.
I believe we have to change the conversation to focus on investing in mothers. If we committed to mentoring, being present, and education, we would see a drop in terminated pregnancies. If we would give women options, we would see change. Babies need their mothers, especially mothers who are interested in parenting but feel hopeless and abandoned.
What if the church took an active role in mentoring and investing in women who are pregnant without the judgment they so often feel? What if “the church” helped young pregnant women get to their doctor’s appointments? What if we opened our homes to take in a mother or woman needing love, attention and skills development?
How ready and willing are we to get the training to help a pregnant mother who may not make us comfortable or feel good simply because we’ve decided to be present? What if you persisted as she rejects you through all your sacrifices?
What if “we” the church, changed the conversation around the unborn, and invested in a mother? What if we decided to live outside the comforts of the building church?
You would probably save two lives and impact future generations to a greater legacy.