Telling “My Abortion Story”

All too often, stories about engaging with “the other side” of the abortion debate quickly turn ugly and presumptive of others. I hope this story will be different, and am willing to risk ridicule for sharing it because I hope it will encourage others to step out of their comfort zones. This past weekend, I…

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A Tale of Two Marches

In just a few days thousands (possibly hundreds of thousands!) of women will converge on Washington D.C. to commemorate the Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump with a protest. This “Women’s March” started out sounding like such a great idea! After the election, so many of us wanted a place for women to come together in…

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A Child Abuse Story: Tami’s Side

Next week we are going to be running a five day series in honor of Child Abuse Awareness month. The story that we will be sharing was written by a woman named Tami Revering. She is going to tell you her story of severe postpartum depression and how it led her to abuse a child;…

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A word from our Founder

It has been a time of explosive growth and development for Guiding Star and we are so happy to have you along for the ride. When a young group, like Guiding Star, goes through a period of such rapid growth it can sometimes be very easy to lose sight of the original mission and vision….

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Twinkle, twinkle…

Several years ago, when I set out on this journey that has become the Guiding Star Project I had a vision of comprehensive wellness centers that could meet the varied needs of all women. These centers would be places where women of all ages and backgrounds could come together and be served. They could be…

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Will The Men of the Natural Fertility Revolution Please Stand Up?

It is becoming increasingly clearer with time and research that the magic birth control Pill sold to women as the answer to all sexual inequity is merely a cancer causing, stroke starting, problem masking, and fertility decreasing mess of a “medication”. It hasn’t helped women become any more self actualized and in reality has created…

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Together For Life!

On September 17th, the Guiding Star Project partnered with The ProLife Center at The University of St Thomas to host our Together For Life fundraiser in the Twin Cities. Abby Johnson was our main speaker and we were so honored to have her help share the vision of the Guiding Star Project. As the former…

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Investing in Friends

Recently I had an encounter with a friend I had not seen in years. It started as a friendly Facebook message, “Hey can I get your phone number?” Excited to catch up with her  as it had been a few years I shared it with her and said “Call anytime!” The next day I saw…

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Having it all as the Mother of Five

  I sit down to write this blog post (which is 5 days overdue) between three kids jumping on the trampoline with large bouncy balls, one playing a computer game, one riding his bike in the alley behind our house, and my husband sleeping off a night-shift from the night before. I have ushered four…

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Ricki Lake: New Feminist?

I learned recently that former talk show hostess Rick Lake has begun work on another documentary concerning women’s health. This one, called Sweetening the Pill, has me really excited because it supposedly is going to be focused on shedding light on the facts about how dangerous hormonal contraceptives are to women’s bodies and will explore…

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The Feminine Abilities

  I’ve been asked several times recently what I mean when I refer to this idea of “The Feminine Abilities”. I use the phrase when I speak and sometimes when I write. By “Feminine Abilities” I am referring to the three uniquely female physical abilities: to conceive, birth, and nourish children with only their bodies.  To ovulate,…

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The good kinda of gossip

When I first got married I remember several women, both of my own age and that of my mother’s, warning to me to be careful of those “mom groups”, or “wife’s night out gatherings.”  They gave a cautionary tale of the tendency many women have when in groups to uncharitably gossip and more specifically to…

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Natural Family Planning…It’s a party?!

The topic of Natural Family Planning is a complex one that is as unique as the couples who choose to use it.  For some it’s very simple, straightforward, and easy.  For others it’s a challenge, needing detailed counseling from a trained professional. Regardless, we support and value those who put the time in to educate…

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Endorsement

If you’ve ever read Abby Johnson’s book unPlanned, you know that many people who begin to work in the abortion industry do so out of a misguided sense of compassion for women in need. They typically have huge hearts and care very deeply about humanity, but have sadly fallen for the lies that abortion and…

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