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Laura Thigpen

Laura Thigpen

Laura Thigpen is a pastor’s wife, mom, freelance writer, and an adoption and pro-life advocate. She and her husband, Joseph, serve City Church in Tallahassee, Florida. She has helped start women’s discipleship initiatives, and she writes on these and other topics occasionally for various outlets.

  • The barren woman’s true identity

    We had intentionally shown up a few minutes late. As we made our way to the auditorium door, I noticed the celebratory handout on the table: carnations. “Just breathe,” I thought to myself. I had quickened my steps in hopes to slip through the door unnoticed when I was suddenly halted by a single carnation

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  • Helping women engage culture in everyday life

    Sometimes we struggle to see how tense cultural issues matter to our everyday lives. But it’s increasingly difficult to avoid these cultural debates. For example, a young mom, may not pay close attention to LGBTQ issues—until she takes her children to the playground, finds herself in conversation with a parent of her child’s playmate, and discovers the parent

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  • A pro-life ethic: Miscarriages and misconceptions

    “I’m calling to confirm you are miscarrying. I’m so sorry. You’ll need to take it easy the next few days and rest. We’ll schedule an appointment…” It didn’t matter what she said after that. Miscarriage. Death. Bleeding. Rest. I was not prepared for this. I remember the excitement we experienced when we finally found out

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  • Where are the voices of the evangelical women?

    Some women find themselves attracted to conversations about all things cultural, political, and philosophical, while others find themselves deeply intimidated by these subjects. Unfortunately, I have noticed that both the culturally curious and the culturally intimidated women in the evangelical church often refrain from entering these conversations for fear of sounding insubordinate or uneducated. I

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