Empowered To Connect


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Register Now for the Empowered To Connect Conference

posted on January 4, 2012

Registration is now open for the upcoming Empowered To Connect Conference on February 17-18, 2012, at Irving Bible Church. Visit www.etcconference.org for details and to register online at the discounted “early bird” price through January 14, 2012. Empowered To Connect, together with Show Hope,…… Read More

What Every Adoptive Parent Should Know

posted on November 18, 2011

In order to truly understand ‘children from hard places’ — what they have experienced, the impact of those experiences and how we as parents can help them heal and grow — it’s important that we understand some of the basics. …… Read More

Empowered To Connect Conference at IBC in February

posted on November 7, 2011

Registration is now open for the next Empowered To Connect Conference on February 17-18, 2012, at Irving Bible Church in the Dallas, Texas area. Empowered To Connect, together with Show Hope, will host the Empowered To Connect Conference — a…… Read More

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The Importance of Repairing Your Mistakes

posted on October 19, 2011

There is no such thing as a perfect parent — and that is actually good news, so long as parents are willing to focus on repair when they fail and make mistakes. Watch as Dr. Karyn Purvis explains why it…… Read More

Ten Questions for Parents Preparing to Adopt or Foster

posted on October 17, 2011

We believe it is critically important that parents who are preparing to adopt or foster a child must be honest and realistic about the journey and the challenges that lie ahead. Just as Jesus in Luke 14 challenged those who…… Read More

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Counting the Cost of the Journey

posted on September 9, 2011

The adoption and foster care journey is filled with joy, blessings and beauty. But it is a journey also marked by loss, pain and challenges of various kinds. As a result, parents must be mindful to ‘count the cost’ of…… Read More

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Practice, Practice, Practice!

posted on July 18, 2011

Practice is an essential part of life — that is, if improving competence and confidence is our goal. This is no less true for adoptive and foster parents as they begin (and continue) down the path of parenting in a…… Read More

Children from Hard Places

posted on June 5, 2011

Watch as Dr. Karyn Purvis details the common characteristics of children from hard places and offers insight into what these children need most to heal and become whole.… Read More

Looking at Ourselves to Help Our Children Heal

posted on June 5, 2011

Watch as Dr. Karyn Purvis explains the importance of parents being willing to look at their own histories as well as their expectations in order to be able to effectively connect with their children to help them heal.… Read More

Creating a Healthy Adoption Culture in Your Church

posted on June 5, 2011

The church must play a critical and unique role in the adoption and foster care journey. Not only can the church proclaim the love of God and a deeper understanding of our adoption into His forever family through faith in…… Read More