“Fear lead me to have an abortion my senior year of high school. Due to the trauma of having an abortion, my only way to move on was to stuff it and try to convince myself it never happened. After 25 years of stuffing it, I knew God was leading me to a journey of healing. I attended a Where Do Broken Hearts Go group. I found great support and understanding. I experienced such great freedom from the guilt, shame, and suicidal thoughts that had plagued me. I am grateful for the healing I received through the love and grace from the women in the group and Jesus.”
"The compassion and guidance that I received while attending post-abortion healing meetings at WCN were vital to my emotional and spiritual recovery. I was welcomed with a hug to the first meeting. Over the six weekly meetings, the hosts guided the group by using the workbook “Where Do Broken Hearts Go?” and encouraged us to share our individual stories, feelings and thoughts.
Because of my healing, I’ve strengthened my relationship with the Lord and have accepted his forgiveness of something that I thought was unforgivable. It has also helped me to forgive myself. My relationships both personal and professional, have improved by allowing me to be more accepting and forgiving of others.
"I never really gave much thought to my past abortion. I certainly didn't feel any regret. Then one day I heard about the WCN post-abortive counseling group. Oddly, I felt God calling me to go. Little did I know how my life would change over the 6 weeks of the group. Through the group, I realized that I had never forgiven myself for the decision to have an abortion. I realized that my self-loathing was affecting many aspects of my life and my relationships with others. Once I accepted God's forgiveness, I found hope. Suddenly I felt God's grace and found a new and improved relationship with my husband and others. After completing the group, I made a decision to become baptized and felt welcome in God's kingdom. I am humbled by the fact that God used my sin to bring me closer to Him."
“I love to share my story of how I came upon finding out about BREATHE. I came to church one Saturday afternoon after talking with my husband about how I felt unworthy of God's love and didn't feel a true connection to him, because of my abortion. I felt as though I needed to talk to someone to help me with this. At church, an events paper was given to us to show all the upcoming things that were happening that month, and BREATHE after-abortion care was listed. Never have I been more sure of a sign from God. I knew it was his way of telling me that he wanted me to feel connected to him. The leaders are amazing women who helped me to shed my guilt and shame, and to let God back into my life. I have never felt more able to speak freely about my abortion without judgement. This group was an amazing experience, one I will never forget and one that I will be able to grow upon. My spirit is freed, and my connection with God has been restored, and is forever bonded. I am so unbelievably thankful for the women I got to meet and for all of us to be able to share our stories, and to know that we aren't alone in this life.”
“This group has helped me in so many ways. For over a decade I lived a life where I was ashamed and had little self worth. I felt like I didn’t deserve happiness, love, my children or any good thing in life. I also felt that if anyone knew the real me, they would hate me. I had to keep this secret to myself. When I met the other women in the group, I started to see that there is hope. God forgives our sins no matter how big or small. The rest of the world cannot judge us, only Him. We are still allowed to live full lives and do not have to punish ourselves eternally. I began to have less anxiety and could start to see myself for who I am, not the mistake I made as a teenager. We don’t have to let that define us and ruin our future. This group helped me realize that God wants me to live the life He had planned for me all along, despite my flaws. I am slowly but surely starting to truly believe I deserve all His love too.”