Dear Reluctant Leader

Betty McDowell talks with Christine Grimmett about what she has learned in her years of work in the pregnancy help movement. Although she was not looking for a leadership role, God brought Betty to Heartbeat where she currently serves as the Vice President of Ministry Services. Listen in as Betty shares what God has taught her about trust, building relationships, overcoming obstacles, and moving forward.

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Unplanned Grandparenting

Tammy Daughtry, founder of CoParenting International, joins Christine Grimmett to share how her own family of origin story has inspired her to reach out to parents who are facing unplanned grandparenting. There are many fears that your client faces, especially when it comes to telling her own parents about her pregnancy. Tammy talks about the ways your ministry can work to strengthen those family relationships and help each parent and grandparent look to the future with hope, recognizing the gift of each life.

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Pregnancy Center Myths Debunked

Betty McDowell, Jor-El Godsey, Andrea Trudden, and Danielle White discuss the false accusations being made about pro-life pregnancy help organizations (including those from the recent Stop Anti-Abortion Disinformation Act). With the work of the pregnancy help movement under attack even more than usual lately, hear what Heartbeat’s leaders have to say in response.
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Get to know the Maternity Housing Coalition Council

Valerie Humes brings Vicki Krnac, Executive Director of Hannah’s Home and Housing Leadership Council Chair on as a guest as they talk about who the MHC Council is and how they can support you and your maternity home through training and resources.

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Understanding the Safe Haven Option

Heather Burner, Executive Director of the National Safe Haven Alliance talks with Option Line Director, Nafisa Kennedy, about what the NSHA is and walks us through what a parent would experience if they choose Safe Haven. Listen in to find out how the NSHA works with pregnancy centers and adoption agencies and how you can help support their work! Visit to learn more.

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Tools to Reach More Clients with a Message of Sexual Integrity

Beth Diemert introduces us to Dr. Joe Malone and Lori Kukendall, who are experts in the field of sexual integrity and sexual wellness. In this episode, you’ll hear about the science behind relationship bonding, and how we can use this truth to help clients understand God’s plan for relationships and marriage. We also have some exciting news about how you can learn directly from Dr. Joe and Lori this fall!

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Let’s Talk Modern Adoption

Beth Diemert interviews Heather Featherston from Lifetime Adoption about how the culture and recent legislation provides us the opportunity to shed light on what modern adoption looks like. Heather speaks about the common misconceptions surrounding adoption, and shares how you can have the conversation about adoption with your client in a way that empowers her to make the best decision for her and her child.

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Catching Up with Kirk

Kirk Walden is a longtime member of the Heartbeat family, so Betty McDowell caught up with him during Pregnancy Help Institute to see what he’s been working on lately! Find out what Kirk has witnessed in the post-Roe pregnancy help movement, and how the power of compassion can ignite the church to serve more families than ever. Click below to check out Kirk’s book, The Wall and stay tuned to for upcoming projects!

Kirk’s book: The Wall

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Abortion Myths Debunked

Is abortion really 14x safer than childbirth? Are women experiencing miscarriage being denied care now that Roe is gone? Pro-Life Dr. Brent Boles, Medical Director of the Abortion Pill Rescue Network and Andrea Trudden, VP of Communications & Marketing debunk the top myths going around regarding pregnancy, miscarriage, and abortion.

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Rooting for Rivals

Recorded during Heartbeat’s Annual Conference, Betty McDowell interviews Peter Greer, President and CEO of HOPE International, a global, Christ-centered microenterprise development organization. Peter has authored numerous books including “Rooting for Rivals”, and he talks about how organizations can multiply their impact through collaboration and friendship with other organizations.

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