1. Abortion is wrong. Harbor House will do everything possible
within the law to prevent abortion. (Ex. 20:13; Job 10:8;
Ps. 22:9; 139:13-16; Prov. 24:11; Is. 49:1; Jer. 1:5; Luke
2. God wants everyone to come to a
saving knowledge of Him. (Jn. 3:16; 2 Pe. 3:9)
3. Single-parenting does not fit God's
perfect plan for the family. God designed the blueprint
for the family: A male father and female mother living together
and united in marriage, raising their children to love and
to fear Him (Gen. 2:23,24; Ps. 127:3-5; Eph. 6:1-3; Deut.
4. Adoption is preferred and in most
cases the best choice for a minor birthmother. Adoption
is a biblical choice and mirrors God's relationship with
his children (Ex. 2:10; Esth. 2:7; Is. 63:16; Jn. 1:12;
Rom. 8:15; 2 Cor. 6:18; Eph. 1:5).
5. Children must honor and obey their
parents in the Lord, even if they are about to become parents
themselves. Only marriage supercedes obedience to parents.
6. Parents are a design of God for
their children's protection, growth and nurturing. The family
is ordained by God as the primary protection unit and the
body of believers within the church is designed as a secondary
protection to assist and reinforce the parents. Everything
done by Harbor House will also reinforce these two protection
devices. Harbor House will stand behind the parents even
if-to their children-some of their actions seem "mean" or
"stupid," as we similarly will stand behind the client's
7. Child abuse in any form-whether
physical, sexual, or emotional-is always wrong. If a child
is being abused by her parents (outside of acceptable disciplinary
measures, i.e. corporal punishment, etc.), Harbor House
will notify the proper governmental authorities.
8. Like children who seek emancipation
from their parents, parents seeking to disinherit their
children are wrong. Harbor House will do everything possible
to restore biblical relationships between parents and children.
9. Any believer who is walking in
faith and obedience to God is competent to counsel another
believer. All are called to counsel. (Rom. 15:14; Gal. 6:1,2)
10. Harbor House is not an institution.
It is not a shelter. It is a Christian family taking pregnant
young girls in as a part of their family just as God integrated
us into His family. It is a two-parent home with both natural
and "adopted" children.