In This Issue
Charis "Labor Support" Workshop
September 26, 2009
Eliza Lily Jones
Our Charis Family
Tangy Kale Salad
Life in Ukraine
Visiting the United States
Stories About Men
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North Port, FL 34290
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Christi Jones (CCE, CD) and Aimee Roberts (CCE, CD)
Weekend Intensive Childbirth Classes:
November 6th, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday, November 7th, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday, February 19th 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Saturday, February 20th 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cost for each weekend session: $150.00
To reserve your space, email us at:
phone: (757)270-0437 or (757)575-9363
His Design Workshop
One day workshop for Mothers and Daughters
November 14th, 2009
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Young girls, along with their Mothers, explore a Christian
perspective on their coming-of-age cycle. In this workshop, they
learn together about this beautiful season of life with meaningful
conversation between them about God's design for women.
Strasburg Presbyterian Church
325 S Holliday St., Strasburg, VA 22657
CONTACT: Doran Richards
Blessing God's Way
You will love the flexible, thorough,
distance academics course offered through Charis Childbirth!
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Become trained and certified through Charis Childbirth!
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at our unique certification process!
If you seek a school that offers the convenience of
self-paced distance learning, personal mentors for each student, a
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network of students and birth professionals, and education from a
Christian perspective, Charis may be just the right fit for you!
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entry into motherhood is such a sweet journey as a baby forms inside
its motherís womb and then is delivered into the world. The climax
of that journey is the actual birth of the child, but it doesnít end
with those precious first moments of bonding as mother and baby.
There is a critical time of discovering and embracing her new role
in the weeks and months following her babyís birth. Until the birth,
her role is mainly an idea. Once she begins to walk it out, it
becomes a reality that must be understood and accepted.
As women, we have the opportunity to come alongside our sisters and
walk with them as they transition into motherhood. But how do we
effectively do that? What do these new moms really need? What may
hinder that process? What can smooth the way for the emergence of a
strong, healthy mother-child relationship? What is our role?
After decades of watching hundreds of women enter motherhood, I have
noticed something. They really donít need to be told what to do or
how to feel. They donít need a book or seminar about parenting
methodology. That seems to bring more confusion and fear than
confidence and peace. They need to be surrounded by people who
genuinely care about them, who believe in them, and who trust them.
Rather than being told things, they need people who will ask them
the right questions to draw out the mother that God is birthing in
Hereís to loving, supporting, and believing in new mothers!
Executive Director, Charis Childbirth
P.O. Box 6900
North Port, FL 34290
Kristin Schuchmann ~
Susan Oshel ~ Director of Midwifery Studies
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