The secret power of sharing abortion secrets

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Cradle My Heart Today | Trudy’s story 4-7-17

One of the most important steps we can take to finding spiritual health after abortion is to tell the story of what happened to us. Listen now:

Christian Counselor Trudy Johnson’s approach removes that emotionally loaded word, and replaces it with a text-message style shorthand, “vpt” which stands for voluntary pregnancy termination.

Trudy says, “The value of this change in language is not in obscuring reality nor denying our accountability in the deaths of our children. Instead, the more neutral language opens the door to process the experience and resolve the grief and guilt.”

She aims to “take post-abortion counseling into the twenty-first century” through eTherapy and skype sessions.

Abortion often leaves unprocessed grief, but it can be overcome.

And the first step in healing any wrongdoing is to admit our part in it. God in Christ promises forgiveness. As we repent and share our abortion stories, our hearts begin to grasp the hope of full acceptance and restoration.

Then it’s also important to share your abortion story with someone who understands the merciful love of our Savior Jesus Christ.

When I kept silent,
my bones wasted away
through my groaning all day long.
For day and night
your hand was heavy on me;
my strength was sapped
as in the heat of summer.
Then I acknowledged my sin to you
and did not cover up my iniquity.
I said, “I will confess
my transgressions to the Lord.”
And you forgave
the guilt of my sin. Psalm 32:3-5

Listen to our interview with Trudy here.

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