Telling loved ones your abortion story

Cradle My Heart Today | Julie’s story 4-18-17

It can be hard to be honest with our loved ones about abortion in our past. Listen now:

But having a famous father makes it just that much tougher.

Zig Ziglar’s daughter, Julie says peer pressure led to her becoming sexually active as a teen.

Abortion followed.

She thought that telling her dad the truth would diminish his reputation and break his heart. Instead, he modeled God’s love for Julie as he wept with her and for the loss of his grandchild.

Sharing your story with family members may not always go smoothly, but Julie found support to help decide whom to tell and how in an abortion recovery group.

Through Bible studies, retreats and peer counseling, many are being restored.

Many feel fully known after disclosing their abortion experience. It’s important to find support and healing before telling others. And there’s no guarantee that disclosing abortion will lead to acceptance and understanding, at least not in the short term. Family members may be dealing with their own grief reactions.

One thing we can know for certain is that Jesus has said he won’t reject those who turn to him in faith.

However, those the Father has given me will come to me, and I will never reject them. John 6:37 NLT

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