Are you looking for a way your kids can live out their faith and be a part of the pro-life generation? Get involved with these three simple steps!
In our current culture, it’s more important than ever to pass along pro-life values to the next generation. So, how can you encourage your kids to take a stand and be a part of the pro-life generation? One way is to take this month’s Live It Challenge as a family! Follow these three simple steps with your kids and build in them passionate pro-life hearts!
Discover Your Local Pregnancy Resource Center
A big way to encourage your kids to be a part of the pro-life generation is by connecting them with your local pregnancy resource center. Pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) exist to help women facing an unplanned pregnancy and provide them with alternatives to abortion.
An unplanned pregnancy can make for a fearful time. For a woman in that situation, their fear can often be magnified by the feeling that she’s all alone in her pregnancy. Because of this, she may feel abortion-minded because she thinks there’s no one to help her. The staff at a PRC recognizes this as an opportunity to help people during this unexpected journey.
It is estimated that there are between 2,600 and 2,700 pregnancy resource centers in the United States. Therefore, most women throughout the country – not just in big cities – have access to a pregnancy resource center.
So why is it important that you introduce your kids to your local pregnancy resource center? It’s so they can see the impact that is made on expectant mothers, some who may be considering an abortion. PRCs highlight the truth of life in the womb, and that is something your kids won’t soon forget.
Get Involved and Support Your PRC
Finding ways to support your local PRC is the next step in powering up your kids’ pro-life perspectives!
Although most PRCs aren’t formally tied to a particular church, the bulk of their support – including volunteers and donors – comes from the faith community. That’s how PRCs can offer women so many services for free or at a minimal cost.
The biggest need for any pregnancy resource center is for their community to get involved. To date, pregnancy resource centers have received virtually no government funding. Unlike abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood, PRCs are completely dependent on donor support.
But donating is not the only way you can help! You could donate needed items, including baby supplies such as diapers, wipes, clothing, etc. You could serve as a volunteer mentor to a young woman. Additionally, you could come to the pregnancy center and pray for the women who come in each day. Help could mean encouraging the staff of the center, bringing them lunch, or writing kind notes. Maybe it involves inviting a pregnancy-center leader to speak at your church. It may even mean sweeping the floor.
Your family can make a world of difference! Check out our PRC guide for more info on PRCs and the ways you can make an impact.
Join a March for Life in Your Community
Finally, your kids can really take a stand as part of the pro-life generation by participating in the March for Life!
The March for Life that takes place each year in Washington, D.C., is the world’s largest pro-life event. But your family doesn’t have to travel across the country to take a stand for life!
The March for Life has dozens of local marches happening in January if you can’t make it to the nation’s capital. And there might be one happening in your community!
You can find local events and register by visiting the March for Life website. Sign up with your family, and don’t keep it a secret! Use the hashtag #LoveEveryHeartbeat to spread the word on social media.
By taking on these three steps as a family, your kids will see the beauty of life and will be proud to be a part of the pro-life generation!
Family discussion guide
Teach your kids about valuing human life with our Valuing Life from the Start FREE downloadable resource kit. It’s written especially for parents to begin these conversations with their kids at any age. We created this helpful resource to assist and encourage moms and dads as they navigate instilling key values in the lives of their children. Check out this free resource for your family today!