In the Near Future: Uterus Transplants

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The New York Times November 13 print edition ran an article by Denise Grady that announced “Uterus Transplants May Soon Help Some Infertile Women in the U.S. Become Pregnant.” The Times considered the news so big that a press release came to my in-box.


It’s all going down at The Cleveland Clinic, where doctors expect to become the first in the US  to transplant a uterus into a woman who lacks one—whether due to congenital factors, injury, or illness. The procedure would eliminate the need for a gestational surrogate.

After giving birth to one or two children—by C-section—the woman receiving the transplanted uterus would have it removed so she can quit taking anti-rejection meds. An estimated 50,000 women in the United States might be candidates. Currently, eight have begun the screening process.

The transplant team would remove the uterus, cervix, and part of the vagina from …

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I Wish My Church Knew…

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Recently Her.meneutics asked people to enter a summer writing contest addressing what they wished their church knew. More than 150 women with ages ranging from 16 to 70+ responded from across the world. Here is the list of topics they submitted. 

“I wish my church knew . . .”

the pain of miscarriage
the importance of female pastors as role models
that we don’t have all the answers
that singles need ministry too
that we can learn something from the LGBT community
the demands of women who work
the pervasiveness of mental illness
to teach us how to argue
the forgotten power of reciting the psalms
to stop looking for the next big thing
the needs of rural women
what it’s like to be an evangelical introvert
how to talk about addiction
the ministry opportunities for adults with disabilities
how to make disciples out of senior citizens
what it’s really …

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Marriage podcast: Part 2

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In this episode, I talk about my own marriage and the difficulties we have faced, as well as how we handled these problems. I discuss the theological bases of marriages and how everyone’s belief can be skewed at times.

You’ll Discover:

The true goal and purpose of a marriage
The essential ingredients that help throughout the changing “seasons” of life
The number one sex problem



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