Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the sound of singing. -Isaiah 51:3
Over 55 million abortions have been performed since its legalization in 1973. For each of the 55 million lives ended, there is a mother’s life who has been changed forever. In addition to the overwhelming emotions encompassed in an unwanted pregnancy, the lies of the abortion as a “positive coping mechanism” continues to be poured into vulnerable hearts everyday. Fear and insecurity are then accompanied by shame, loss, and regret. But there is healing, and joy can be found again!
Women have been told that an abortion will not affect their life, however, many women have physical, emotional and psychological struggles that affect them right away or many years later. These struggles may be:
- initial relief that then later subsides
- emotional numbness
- depression and grief
- feelings of regret or guilt
- relationship difficulties
- anxiety attacks
- increase in alcohol or drug use
- eating disorders
- suicidal thoughts
- low self esteem
- difficulty with intimacy
- promiscuous activity
- flashbacks, dreams or nightmares
- feelings of helplessness/hopelessness
- anger at their partner and family
- frustration with friends and co-workers
- take things out on living children
At Alpha Women’s Resource Center, we meet women where they are and help them to find healing and joy. We walk alongside women who need to see that their decision does not define them, but that they can be set free and find purpose from those feelings of regret.
This 8-week course is presented in group setting and is held at a separate time from the regular operating hours of the center. Contact Jennifer Sanabria, Uncommon Joy Group Facilitator, at (251) 246-7750.