Choosing life and chasing your dream when the world says you can’t do both

Podcast spotlight week of March 20, 2017

The power of pregnancy not only brings new life into being, but also can lead a woman to feel as though her life is coming to an end. Pregnacy is not life-threatening, but many young women fear it as a dreaded power to bring down a dream, to dismantle plans and work, to wreck a reputation and to redefine who we are as women.

Handling this tumult challenges every pregnant woman to one degree or another. When you’re young and still in school the turmoil tips to abortion in one of every three teen pregnancies.

But Sheridan Mate was not your average teen. With the love and support of her family, Sheridan chose life.

Her compelling account of her experience makes it a teachable moment for young women everywhere, as she shares her ultrasound images and the facts on fetal development as the most compelling case for choosing life.

One of the most striking things about Sheridan’s story is the wisdom of her dad who told her, “This doesn’t change things, it just changes timing.” And he said it repeatedly when the pressure to carry through her resolve would waver. What a difference a dad makes!

Today Sheridan and her son Xander are continuing to pursue her dreams–for both of them.

Please join us on Cradle My Heart Radio with Kim Ketola Live Sundays 9-10 pm ET on Faith Radio

Sheridan Mate

Sheridan Mate

From her bio

Sheridan Mate is a young mom from St. Louis, Missouri, who is a Cabinet Member for the Future Female Leaders of America. She joined FFL in early 2015 after learning she was going to have her first child, a boy named Alexander, later that year. With the help of her family, friends, and the ladies at FFL, Sheridan was able to find her voice and has helped spread the conservative message by sharing her story of choosing life and chasing her dreams in the face of a world telling her she couldn’t do both.


Cradle My Heart, Finding God’s Love After Abortion provides affirmation and hope after abortion from the Scriptures. Here are more resources for help and healing. If you are pregnant and need free, confidential help call 1-800-712-HELP. If you’ve had an abortion and need immediate help call 1-866-482-LIFE. Join us on Cradle My Heart Radio! Call 1-800-811-3003 LIVE from 9:30-10 pm ET Sundays on Faith Radio or voicemail 24/7. Ask a question at kim @ cradlemyheart.org. For a list of radio stations or for live streaming, go here. Podcast on iTunes and archived here.

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