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Month: May 2019

Dancing With Denial: Abortion Rights Advocates Want You To Share Your Abortion Story

Dancing With Denial: Abortion Rights Advocates Want You To Share Your Abortion Story

The following interview is fascinating and revealing on a number of levels.  The format of this exchange is unique; a woman who had an abortion interviews her partner, the father of the aborted baby.  [Whatever your perspective on abortion, before going any further, read the exchange between this couple who remain together after the procedure.] Now that you have read Natalie and Rob’s dialogue, let’s dig deeper into their story.  Natalie shared: I found out I was five weeks pregnant…

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The Impact of Abortion on Military Personnel and Their Families

The Impact of Abortion on Military Personnel and Their Families

Jody Duffy, RN is a former Army officer, military spouse of 35 years and the wife of a Major General.   In the following excerpt from my book Tears of the Fisherman Jody shares some important insights from her extensive personal and professional experience helping women and men recovering from abortion loss: How widespread is the experience of unplanned pregnancy and abortion in the military? The military has a higher pregnancy rate than any other any group in the U.S. Because…

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I Spent Four years of My Life Defending This Country…But I Couldn’t Prevent the Death of My Child

I Spent Four years of My Life Defending This Country…But I Couldn’t Prevent the Death of My Child

David: I was in the Army and was called to complete my last year of service stationed in Germany.  We agreed that Susan would stay with her folks.  We would save our money, and she would begin looking at houses for when I returned.  That was the plan.  Susan called me shortly after I began my duty overseas and shared that she was pregnant.  The first thing I told her was, “we’re not ready for this; I have to finish…

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Game of Thrones – The Power of the Story in Recovery from Trauma

Game of Thrones – The Power of the Story in Recovery from Trauma

By Kevin Burke, LSW “There’s nothing in the world more powerful than a good story. Nothing can stop it. Nothing can defeat it…”  – Tyrion Lannister [Major Spoiler Alert for Series Game of Thrones!] Like the raging, grieving fire-breathing Drogon, Game of Throne’s (GOT) devotees are spewing some serious flames of anger at the writers and directors after the series finale.  A million of those disgruntled fans so disliked the final episodes that they signed a petition to demand a…

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