It’s not the unforgivable sin. And there is healing of spirit and soul.
That’s the message of Silent No More–a global ministry of women and men–parents and extended family–speaking up about the experience of having aborted their children–in order to discourage others from taking the same path.
Today, there is early chemical abortion (which can be reversed mid-process), surgical dismemberment of the unborn, late-term abortion, the euphemistic “reduction”–which is the selective killing of a twin, triplet, etc.
The reasons are plentiful ranging from inconvenience to financial distress to rape to fetal abnormality.
The regrets, however, are the same: I’m sorry I killed my child.
Healing comes, as it does with any sin or source of shame, with speaking up. Saying it out loud as one mother notes: Continue reading “Silent No More–Healing after Abortion”
Imagine an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. People sit in a group. My name is _________. I’ve been sober for three years. . . . I’ve been sober for six months. . . . I’ve been sober for ten years.
Then one stands and says, “I’ve been coming to these meetings and I’d been sober for two years, but this week I fell. I got drunk two days ago.”
Further, imagine that the other members tell this person he has to leave. He can no longer receive the help and encouragement of the group because he failed–once.
And because of this failure, he becomes homeless. Continue reading “Real Help for Addicted Vets”
To see my own sin—my own failings and imperfections—
To overlook yours.
To have His grace wash over me and splash onto you,
To have His grace soak us both through,
And stain us forever with His love.
Excerpted from Restoring the Shattered, Coming to Amazon in October
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