Leading Others

I was 21 when I found out I was pregnant.  I was in a committed relationship, but he did not offer to marry me.  I was poor and leaned on my parents often. The last thing I wanted to do was to announce I was pregnant and would need their assistance forever.  I felt I had no choice, so I got an abortion immediately.   

The clinic was very indifferent, and I felt like a sheep being led to the slaughter.  I never met the doctor until he came in for the suction procedure.
I immediately felt the weight of what I had done.  That shame and guilt lead me down a long path of self-destructive behavior that followed me for 30 years!   Just one bad decision after another.  

Then I went through the Forgiven & Set Free program.  I had never forgiven myself for abortion.  And while I will always regret it, I no longer live under that shame.  I now lead that study and offer retreats two times a year to help other women forgive themselves.

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