Discipling Children from Trauma Backgrounds

June 15, 2021 lifelineit
Compiled by Jenny Riddle, with contributions from Traci Newell and Mark Sly When children enter homes from traumatic backgrounds, their lives have already been shaped by circumstances that make brokenness a part of their story. Difficulties children may have faced include medical issues, abuse or neglect, and abandonment. All have experienced grief on various levels.
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Words of Encouragement for Dads

June 4, 2021 skvaughn
Mark Sly serves as the (un)adopted Regional Coordinator for Africa and Eurasia. He is the father of three children and on youth ministry staff for nine years before coming to Lifeline. Parenting. Fatherhood. For Mark Sly, those two words initially wrought fear into his heart, as the heavy responsibility of raising a child dropped its
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National Foster Care Month: Opening the Doors of Conversation about Birth Families

May 1, 2021 rachelmiley
Compiled by Jenny Riddle with Traci Newell, LBSW, TBRI® Practitioner, Education Specialist & National Program Director for Families Count™ For foster parents, talking with children in their care about their families may be uncomfortable, particularly when circumstances are challenging. As shepherds of their children’s hearts, though, parents must recognize that a child’s understanding of his
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Response to the Unexpected: Siblings

April 28, 2020 rachelmiley
  Mutual hardship can bring either disharmony or unity.   Alexandre Dumas in “The Three Musketeers” wrote, “All for one and one for all, united we stand divided we fall.”   Winston Churchill said, “When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.”   Proverbs 17:17 states, “A friend loves at all
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Pro-Life Means Every Life

January 8, 2018 rachelmiley
the ultimate value of human life can be found in the gospel. God the Son became a man and fulfilled the work of redemption, and the price that was paid in Jesus establishes the proper worth of people. We treasure each other not so much because of our inherent merit but because of the unfathomable worth of Jesus. At Lifeline Children’s Services, we come alongside the Body of Christ to strive to protect the unborn and to care for and shepherd the already born in ways that extend the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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The World at Our Doorstep

August 2, 2017 rachelmiley
Opening Doors In October 2017, I moved to Bogota, Colombia to coordinate our Latin America programs. As Coordinator, Lifeline encouraged me to travel to Colombia in 2011 to better learn the country, the culture, and the children. It changed my life, and now I cannot believe I have the privilege to call this beautiful country
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Truth for Mothers in Unplanned Pregnancies

January 4, 2017 international
Every time a woman walks into the offices of Lifeline Children’s Services seeking to understand the options for her unexpected pregnancy, we are overcome at her strength, love, and desire to make the very best plans for her child. We have been honored to walk part of this journey with many beautiful women. Throughout these
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Share the Story: Coghlan Family Testimony

October 28, 2016 rachelmiley
Chris Coghlan, an outfielder for the Chicago Cubs, and his wife, Corrie, had not always been on the same page about adoption. Corrie had cousins who had been adopted and family friends who had adopted. Adoption was woven into her heart, and she desired for it to be part of their story. Chris, however, admits
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Joyful Despite Difficulty | Summer Kids Camp 2016: Day 5

July 1, 2016 rachelmiley
These girls are beautiful children of God who were made in His image. Their experiences in their short lives have been incomprehensible to those of us who grew up in the States, and these experiences have left scars.
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The Option of Adoption

May 6, 2016 rachelmiley
As a counselor who serves women in unexpected and crisis pregnancies, the brokenness of the world is on display before my eyes: the Enemy has distorted, in so many ways, the message of abortion. The world tells women that abortion is loving—that abortion is the only way to prevent your child and you from suffering
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A Continuing Adoption Story

April 6, 2016
We were brought to our knees and brought to a deeper relationship with our Savior. But, we made it and our family wouldn’t feel complete without any one of these kiddos, and our faith is stronger because of it.
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