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The Empowered Advocate is a podcast by The Pregnancy Network. This podcast exists to equip and empower listeners to be advocates for life at every stage. Staff and guests discuss the major topics faced by pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) and those who identify as pro-life. Topics include: abortion, adoption, client stories, sexual ethics, biblical sexuality, sidewalk advocacy, volunteering, cultural trends, and more.

The Empowered Advocate is a podcast by The Pregnancy Network. This podcast exists to equip and empower listeners to be advocates for life at every stage. Staff and guests discuss the major topics faced by pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) and those who identify as pro-life. Topics include: abortion, adoption, client stories, sexual ethics, biblical sexuality, sidewalk advocacy, volunteering, cultural trends, and more.

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The Empowered Advocate is a podcast by The Pregnancy Network. This podcast exists to equip and empower listeners to be advocates for life at every stage. Staff and guests discuss the major topics faced by pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) and those who identify as pro-life. Topics include: abortion, adoption, client stories, sexual ethics, biblical sexuality, sidewalk advocacy, volunteering, cultural trends, and more.

Language:

English


Episodes

3. Finding Hope After Rape Conception: One Brave Mother's Story of Healing

1/19/2021
Meet Paula Peyton. Paula serves as the Executive Director for Hope after Rape Conception, a non-profit dedicated to assisting mothers who have suffered from rape. Paula’s story is extremely unique; her son was conceived as a result of gang rape, and she herself was also conceived as a result of rape. Her story has been featured by Live Action, Life Site News, and many more pro-life news sources. Most women who receive abortions after rape report being forced or coerced into the decision...

Duration:00:30:33

2. Weary Friend, There is Hope

12/23/2020
2020 hasn't been what any of us thought it would be. Is there hope this Christmas? Today, Mary Holloman shares some reflections on the painful year her family had in 2019, and how it has impacted the way she views 2020. Rest assured, weary friend - there is hope. You can read the full article here.

Duration:00:08:02

1. Welcome Back! 2020, Our Expansion, and Why YOU Should Get Connected

12/23/2020
Welcome back! The Empowered Advocate took a break after season 2, and a lot has happened since March 2020. In this short episode, we talk about the impact of COVID-19 on The Pregnancy Network and women who are seeking help in unplanned pregnancies, our amazing Gala for Life results, the upcoming expansion to Winston-Salem, and more. Links Mentioned: Caring for Women Throughout COVID-19 Expansion to Winston-Salem - Grand Opening in January TPN Facebook TPN Instagram

Duration:00:10:58

S2E15: 'I Felt So Trapped' - One Woman's Story of an Unplanned Pregnancy

5/25/2020
"I felt so trapped. I just had no idea how I was going to carry on in my life." Alexa Hyman is a twenty-six-year-old full-time working mother living in Chicago with her two-year-old daughter, Renley Jane. She is a writer, contributor, and mentor. After experiencing her unplanned pregnancy, she became passionate about sharing her own personal experiences in order to make other women feel less alone. When she is not working in financial services or chasing down her toddler, she mentors women...

Duration:00:29:38

S2E14: A Conversation with Lifeline Children's Services

5/4/2020
Herbie is the President & Executive Director of Lifeline Children’s Services and its ministry arms. Under Herbie’s leadership, Lifeline has increased international outreach to 25 countries through adoption and strategic orphan care, obtained licensure in 12 states, and established the foster care arm of ministry at Lifeline. Herbie has been invited to speak at many events concerning adoption and the church’s response to orphan care, including the National Council for Adoption, Christian...

Duration:00:41:59

S2E13: A Conversation with Sidewalk Advocates for Life

4/20/2020
Lauren Muzyka is the founder and executive director of Sidewalk Advocates for Life. Lauren is a licensed attorney whose passion for defending the sanctity of human life led her into the pro-life movement. After several years serving as the Campaign Strategist for the National 40 Days for Life Team, Lauren founded Sidewalk Advocates for Life in 2014. Sidewalk Advocates for Life trains, equips, and supports sidewalk advocacy groups around the globe to peacefully and effectively offer loving,...

Duration:00:24:46

S2E12: Interview with Dan Darling, Author of The Dignity Revolution

4/6/2020
Dan Darling is the author of The Dignity Revolution: Reclaiming God’s Rich Vision for Humanity. He discusses his book and what it means to treat members of humanity as who they are: image bearers of our Creator. He is the Vice President of Communications for the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. He has written several other books, and his work has also appeared in Home Life, In Touch Magazine, Christianity Today, and the Gospel Coalition. He has also made appearances on CNN, Fox, and...

Duration:00:29:31

S2E12: Interview with Dan Darling, Author of The Dignity Revolution

4/4/2020
Dan Darling is the author of The Dignity Revolution: Reclaiming God’s Rich Vision for Humanity. He discusses his book and what it means to treat members of humanity as who they are: image bearers of our Creator. He is the Vice President of Communications for the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. He has written several other books, and his work has also appeared in Home Life, In Touch Magazine, Christianity Today, and the Gospel Coalition. He has also made appearances on CNN, Fox, and...

Duration:00:29:31

S2E11: Interview with Melissa Ohden, Abortion Survivor

3/18/2020
Melissa Ohden joins us on The Empowered Advocate podcast to share her story. Melissa is the survivor of an attempted saline abortion. Her story of rescue, redemption, and forgiveness is captivating, and she sheds light on the truth that there are hundreds of abortion survivors across the country whose stories have been hidden. Melissa is a Master’s level prepared Social Worker and the Founder of The Abortion Survivors Network. As an abortion survivor, herself, with a background in crisis...

Duration:00:40:56

S2E11: Interview with Melissa Ohden, Abortion Survivor

3/16/2020
Melissa Ohden joins us on The Empowered Advocate podcast to share her story. Melissa is the survivor of an attempted saline abortion. Her story of rescue, redemption, and forgiveness is captivating, and she sheds light on the truth that there are hundreds of abortion survivors across the country whose stories have been hidden. Melissa is a Master’s level prepared Social Worker and the Founder of The Abortion Survivors Network. As an abortion survivor, herself, with a background in crisis...

Duration:00:40:56

S2E10: The Pregnancy Network in the Media - Our Response

2/28/2020
In the last several weeks, The Pregnancy Network has been mentioned in several Yes!Weekly articles, specifically regarding our presence outside the abortion facility in Greensboro. There has been much misinformation, including the accusation that our volunteers have been physically aggressive and illegally blocking traffic. We want to take these allegations seriously, and in this episode, we address each article and share the truth about what happens on the sidewalk at A Woman's Choice in...

Duration:00:30:40

S2E9: How Do You Stay Passionate About Your Work and Avoid Getting Discouraged?

2/17/2020
This is the next episode in a mini-series where we answer your questions about life behind-the-scenes at a pregnancy resource center. Senior Director of Health & Client Services joins us to answer questions.

Duration:00:06:20

S2E8: Is it Difficult to Separate Your Work Life from Your Personal Life?

2/17/2020
This is the eighth episode in a mini-series where we answer your questions about life behind-the-scenes at a pregnancy resource center. Senior Director of Health & Client Services joins us to answer questions.

Duration:00:10:59

S2E7: Is 'Forced Birth' a Thing in the Pro-Life World?

2/17/2020
This is the seventh episode in a mini-series where we answer your questions about life behind-the-scenes at a pregnancy resource center. Senior Director of Health & Client Services joins us to answer questions.

Duration:00:05:06

S2E6: What's Your Response to the Claim that PRCs are Fake Clinics?

2/17/2020
This is the fourth episode in a mini-series where we answer your questions about life behind-the-scenes at a pregnancy resource center. Senior Director of Health & Client Services joins us to answer questions.

Duration:00:03:13

S2E5: Do You Ever Get Frustrated with Clients Based on Their Decisions?

2/3/2020
This is the third episode in a mini-series where we answer your questions about life behind-the-scenes at a pregnancy resource center. Senior Director of Health & Client Services joins us to answer questions.

Duration:00:06:41

S2E4: What Do You Wish People Knew About PRCs?

2/3/2020
This is the second episode in a mini-series where we answer your questions about life behind-the-scenes at a pregnancy resource center. Senior Director of Health & Client Services joins us to answer questions.

Duration:00:05:04

S2E3: What is the Hardest Thing About Working at a PRC?

2/3/2020
This is the first episode in a mini-series where we answer your questions about life behind-the-scenes at a pregnancy resource center. Senior Director of Health & Client Services joins us to answer questions.

Duration:00:04:10

S2E2: Interview with Laura Lynn Hughes, Author of Choose Zoe

1/20/2020
Laura Lynn Hughes is the author of Choose Zoe: A Story of Unplanned Parenthood and the Case for Life. Pregnant at fifteen, and choosing to keep her child, Laura knew that her life would never be the same. Through her compelling story and the stories of others, she shares the beauty and redemption that can be experienced in the midst of what many might call hopeless situations. 2:15 - Laura Hughes shares the story behind the name of the book: Choose Zoe. 4:15 - What does it mean to have a...

Duration:00:44:59

S2E1: Interview with Pro-Life Kids! Author, Bethany Bomberger

1/6/2020
Bethany is the author of the new children’s book, Pro-Life Kids! She shares how the book began as a simple poem with her kids, and grew into a movement that is impacting children and families all over the country. Bethany talks about the difficult topic of abortion and how to share truth on this issue with children in age appropriate ways. Links Mentioned: The Radiance Foundation: theradiancefoundation.org Pro-Life Kids!: prolifekids.com Pro-Life Kids! on Amazon Instagram:...

Duration:00:40:40