Finding joy after 17 years of agony following her abortion at 16

Cradle My Heart Radio | Courtney Beck interview airs 11-12-17

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Courtney Beck

Certain segments of our culture accept single motherhood without exception.

Small-town Arkansas not so much.

When Courtney Beck was pregnant at 16 all she could think of was the fear of bringing shame on her churchgoing family.

Today she’s honest to say, “I very ungracefully enter survival mode as an automatic reflex to adversity in life.”

That left Courtney vulnerable to the wishes of her boyfriend who decided abortion was the answer. Without reflecting on whether it was right or wrong, and without any knowledge of the emotional impact, that’s just what she did.

The shame became internalized so deeply that for seventeen years she couldn’t even bring herself to write or say the word “abortion.”

She says she engaged in, “one self destructive thing after another, mostly in the form of unhealthy relationships with boyfriends and difficulty having friends, excessive drinking, and extreme self hatred.”

This story is one you’ve heard countless times if you’re a regular listener of Cradle My Heart Radio. But what makes Courtney’s story unique is the way her husband helped point her to the healing path.

I think his words of wisdom and the way Courtney responded will resonate with you whether you had an abortion or any other great failing, and whether you have recovered from that experience or not.

Courtney’s journey of abortion recovery is a story of the work of the pregnancy help community in action.

Please join us to hear Courtney’s story of healing and hope on Cradle My Heart Radio.

From her bio:

Courtney Beck is Client Services Leader for Options Pregnancy Center in Cabot, Arkansas, a role she’s filled in an effort to help women in an unplanned pregnancy. She served as a volunteer for 4 years, before joining the Options team on staff in May 2017. Prior to that she was a cosmetologist for fifteen years, but retired from that after knowing without a doubt where the Lord called her to be, on the front lines of defending the unborn.


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FOR MORE HELPCradle My Heart, Finding God’s Love After Abortion provides affirmation and hope after abortion from the Scriptures. Here are more resources for help and healing. If you are pregnant and need free, confidential help call 1-800-712-HELP. If you’ve had an abortion and need immediate help call 1-866-482-LIFE.

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