The Christian community talks routinely about choosing life. One expression of that is reaching out to women in desperate situations before they make the life-altering decision to terminate a pregnancy.
But what about after they’ve chosen abortion?
On our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Finding Grace After an Abortion,” we’re talking to Serena Dyksen – speaker, author, and founder of She Found His Grace, a ministry that helps women who have experienced abortion or sexual trauma – about how to help women who have suffered the trauma of abortion find grace and recovery.
When Serena was 13, her uncle invited her to babysit his children and then began sexually molesting her. The abuse continued for months until she found the courage to tell a friend at school, who got her help.
Serena became pregnant from her rape. Her mom and dad decided that she should have an abortion. The procedure traumatized both her and her family. Serena now says, “It’s important for people to understand that my abortion was worse than my rape.”
Unfortunately, many women feel exiled from Christian circles when abortion is part of their past, no matter the circumstances. If that describes you – or a friend or a family member – we want to remind you that there is grace in Christ. Healing is possible.
No matter your situation in life, no matter what mistakes you’ve made, and no matter what shame you carry with you, we want to stand alongside you and help point you to the Savior who gives us grace. We have caring, Christian counselors who will listen, pray with you, and get you on a path toward forgiveness and healing in your life. Call us, leave your name and number, and they’ll get back with you as soon as possible. The number during business hours is 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).
I’d like to extend an invitation for you to become a special partner with us through our monthly “Friends of Focus on the Family” program. When you do, I’ll send you a copy of Serena Dyksen’s book She Found His Grace: A True Story of Hope, Love, and Forgiveness After Abortion as a way of saying thank you for touching others with the love of Christ. You’ll also receive member-exclusive benefits. To make your pledge, or for more information, click here or call 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).