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Pastoral Care: Family Planning, Pregnancy, & Parenting

hotlines, guidelines and crisis intervention contacts; and support for pastoral care for children, tweens, teens, families, differently abled persons, elders and folks with memory concerns; including mindfulness, personal care and volunteer support


Welcome to The Ministry Lab's curated list of resources to help caregivers engage parents in counseling and conversation around family planning and pregnancy. Here you'll find:

  • Books & Downloads
  • Blogs, Podcasts & Articles
  • Websites & Curricula
  • Judicatory and Other Denominational Resources

If you don't find a resource to fit your need, don't hesitate to consult with The Ministry Lab's director, Rev. Emily Meyer, who is happy to assist you.

Books & Downloads

     A Complicated Choice: Making Space for Grief and Healing in the Pro-Choice Movement     Don't Mom Alone: Growing the Relationships You Need to Be the Mom You Want to Be by [Heather MacFadyen, Chrystal Hurst]     Finding Our Way Forward          Intended for Pleasure, 4th ed.: Sex Technique and Sexual Fulfillment in Christian Marriage  -     By: Ed Wheat M.D., Gaye Wheat     BL_MissedConceptions_Cover_9781506485263          Peanut Butter and Dragon Wings     Pregnant While Black: Advancing Justice for Maternal Health in America     Raising Healthy Teenagers: Thomas Kersting: 9781540900319: Books     Thriving Families

Children's Books

Dear Star Baby     Cover of The Heart of Mi Familia     How to Return a Monster     Mabel's Topsy-Turvy Homes     Cover of Marvelous Maravilloso: Me and My Beautiful Family (medium)     Cover of Oh Brother! (medium)     Look Inside Where Is Home, Daddy Bear?

Websites & Curricula

Project Pomegranate, a website with non-directive spiritual resources for those who have experienced infertility, pregnancy loss, or infant death

Mothering Spirit, a website for the spiritual piece of all aspects of being family, sensitive to infertility and loss

Resolve, a website for infertility resources and support

Family Equality, a website committed to developing LGBTQ+ family equity by resourcing conversations about LGBTQ+ families

In Our Library - Children


Blogs, Podcasts & Articles

PALS Launches First-of-Its-Kind App to Support Parents Conceiving After  Child Loss

 Pregnancy After Loss App 4+

Pregnancy After Loss Tracker

Pregnancy After Loss Support


In Our Library

Creating with God     This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids     This Is My Body