Marie would be happy to develop a presentation on a particular topic, customized to your group. The following are some suggestions, based on previous publications and presentations.
Full of practical, immediately applicable information, Marie highlights important conversations for Christian parents to initiate with their children, with special attention to the topics of technology, physical development, and forgiveness in Christ. Target Audience: Christian Parents; Moms’ Bible Studies; could be adapted for mother/daughter events or teenage retreats/lock-ins
Join Marie on her spiritual soapbox in a round robin conversation, as she guides discussion on real-life implementation of your faith. Topics include following your heart (or not!), handling depression, bioethical issues, and sharing God’s love with those around you. Come one, come all, and bring your questions! Target Audience: High School and College-aged Young Adults
In this round robin conversation, join Marie on her birth, baby, and bridal soapbox, as she guides a discussion on how to “have it all” (myth!), with topics including pregnancy, breastfeeding, parenting, marriage, and grace (fact!) … always grace! Informative for both guys and gals, bring your questions!Target Audience: High School and College-aged Young Adults
Developmentally Appropriate Pro-Life Conversations for Kids
Parents, pastors, and educators have the responsibility to teach children factual and biblical information about pro-life topics. However, many adults shy away from these discussions, concerned that they may expose children to “too much, too soon,” or even paralyzed that they haven’t done enough, “too little, too late.” However, there is a tool that can equip adults to confidently engage young people in life-oriented themes in a developmentally and age-appropriate manner: the three levels of learning. Join Marie as she describes this tool, and how it can work for your students, in the classroom or home. Target Audience: Professional Educators; Christian Parents; Moms’ Bible Studies
Giving Thanks...in All Circumstances?
Reflecting on her own experience caring for her mother with dementia, Marie offers insight into end-of-life issues, where even now, God works all things together for the good of those who love Him.
Target Audience: Senior Groups, Moms’ Bible studies, Mission Groups
A Day in the Life of a Pregnancy Center Volunteer
Pregnancy centers offer an impactful pro-life witness to the community. Learn of the variety of roles for volunteers at pregnancy centers, and consider how simple it is to support families in choosing life! Target Audience: Mission Groups, Church Aid Societies
A Christian Response Stillbirth and Miscarriage
Women (and even men) experience the grief of infant death in a wide-variety of ways. Listen as Marie describes her journey with the loss of her child, Shalom, full of pain, and yet filled with the hope of resurrection in Christ. Target Audience: Mission Groups, Church Aid Societies; High School and College-aged Young Adults; Moms’ Bible Studies
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: Fetal Development
God knits each and every baby inside his or her mother’s womb. From conception to birth, how does a baby develop? Take a peek into God’s wonderful and amazing design for humans, remembering that Jesus, too, developed in the same way, to live and die for us! Target Audience: Preschool through High school classrooms, adapted to be developmentally appropriate for audience
Marie K. MacPherson is wife to Ryan, homeschooling mother to their six living children, and redeemed child of God. They make their home in Mankato, MN. She is a certified Classical Lutheran Educator from CCLE, author of Meditations on the Vocation of Motherhood (2018), and editor of Mothering Many: Sanity-Saving Strategies(2016). She is also the author of LFL’s booklets The Story of Baby Shalom (2017) and Teaching Children Chastity: Talking Points for Christian Parents (2020). She has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Bethany Lutheran College, with Lutheran school certification and a specialty in communication arts and literature. Marie is an advocate for mothers, serving as a La Leche League Leader for over six years and a volunteer at a local pro-life pregnancy clinic. When she’s not caring for her own children, or the mothers of other children, Marie reads extensively, researching natural health, homeschooling, evangelism, marriage, and parenting. Read her contributions to Blest the House; The Hausvater Project; Sister, Daughter, Mother, Wife; and Lutherans for Life. Follow her blog at: www.intoyourhandsllc.com/blog.