CLR's Official Positions and Thoughts to Ponder on Life and Family Issues

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CLR’s Official Positions and Thoughts to Ponder on Life and Family Issues

Abortion Human life exists already at conception. It is a gift from God. He also reserves for himself the authority to take human life. Aborting an unborn child for any reason, other than to preserve a human life, is a…

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Adopted by My Parents… and God

Rev. Paul Prange Before a couple adopts a child, they may wonder how to tell the child that he or she is adopted. Do you wait until you think the child can understand the concept? What words do you use…

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A Model Family – Lessons Learned about an Adoptees Reunion with Her Birth Parents

Larissa Fasthorse I was brought to my parents’ home when I was 11 months old. My birth father delivered me to the house, and my birth mother was already long gone. After he left, my parents say they sat and…

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Blood Is Thicker Than Water – A Look at Arguments Against Adoption

Mr. Tim Snyder, Media Services Coordinator for Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, WI No doubt you have heard this old saying before – and maybe you’ve even used it yourself. It’s a way of conveying that the ties that bind us…

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The Discovery – A Look at Unexpected Pregnancy and Adoption

Rev. Robert Fleischmann,  National Director, Christian Life Resources The discovery of Ashley’s pregnancy came more as a disappointment than a shock. Despite all of the warnings to the contrary, Ashley’s relationship with her boyfriend became increasingly intimate so when the…

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Children Need You – A Look at Caring for Youngsters in Less Fortunate Circumstances

Rev. Robert Fleischmann, National Director, Christian Life Resources Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world (James…

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Q&A on Adoption Options

QUESTION: My 16-year old niece announced recently that she is pregnant. Her boyfriend and parents are unwilling to step in to help. She has come to me for advice. I don’t want to encourage her to abort the baby, but…

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Adopted Into God’s Family

Rev. Paul Prange When I was born, my parents could not take care of my spiritual needs. They certainly had faith of their own. But they knew that they could not pass salvation on to me by being my physical…

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An Adopted Child’s Perspective

Rev. Paul Prange, Michigan Lutheran Seminary President I was born to a single mother at an age when she was either a senior in high school or a freshman in college. She placed me with a Christian adoption agency, which…

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God Sets the Lonely in Families – A Look at Spiritual Adoption

Adopt: to take by choice into a relationship; especially: to take voluntarily (a child of other parents) as one’s own child (The Merriam-Webster Dictionary) The thought of voluntarily taking the child of other parents as their own can be pretty…

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Q&A on Pregnancy Options

QUESTION: A friend of mine faced an unwanted pregnancy but didn’t want to abort her baby. She didn’t know all of her options, and I’m not sure she made the right decision. Does CLR help with available options for these…

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