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Time to Heal

"...a shelter in the time of storm..."

 

 

It's Time to Heal!

You may be hurting.

When you were little, a band-aid and a kiss made the pain go away. Now, the pain is in your heart. The wound from an abortion can be jagged and deep. You need to feel understood ó perhaps forgiven.

Let us help. We don't offer a band-aid or a quick fix. We offer support and the help of people who have been there and have experienced the healing process.

Deciding to seek help may be one of the toughest decisions you have made. But it may be one of the best.


Support

The loss created by an abortion often leaves an empty space in oneís life that never seems to be satisfied, even long after the experience is passed. It is normal to try to fill that void with activities, relationships, or even having children, but eventually the emptiness surfaces again along with feelings of guilt, remorse or bitterness.

We believe that the best way to overcome those disturbing feelings left by abortion is to face them squarely with the support of others who truly understand and do not judge or condemn.

Because there are many events in life that can damage oneís emotions and self-image, our post-abortion support groups provide healthy principles as tools that can be applied to any painful experience in oneís life. Our safe and confidential atmosphere fosters maximum personal growth and healing.


So, take the first step and contact us. We will confidentially give you the information you need, and youíll be on your way to healing and recovery.

New support class to begin soon! Contact us to join!

After Abortion

 

Self-Assessment

Read through this self-assessment to see if you have symptoms of post-abortion trauma. If the list reflects problems youíve experienced since your abortion, and you feel stuck, you may need help recovering. They tell us abortion is a quick, painless answer to the problem of an unplanned pregnancy. We know, from experience and from research, that this is simply not true for everyone. Take a moment and read about some of the issues other women dealt with after their abortions. See if you identify with any of them:

  1. Have you changed as a person since your abortion? What were you like before your abortion? How are you different now

  2. If your sister or best friend were thinking about having an abortion, what would you tell her?

  3. At the time of your abortion did you believe abortion was right or wrong?

  4. Check the following problems that have bothered you since your abortion:
  • I struggle with eating disorders.
  • I find myself in abusive relationships.
  • Iím having increased unprotected sexual activity.
  • Iím using drugs and/or alcohol to distract myself from my pain.
  • I often feel so sad that I canít handle my responsibilities.
  • I often think about hurting myself.
  • I keep having the same nightmare over and over.
  1. Do you shut down or feel numb when you íre in a highly emotional situation?

  2. Do you experience explosive emotions?

  3. Has your relationship with God changed since your abortion? If yes, in what way?

  4. Have your relationships with men changed? If yes, in what way?

  5. Do you feel you must hide your abortion or your feelings about it?

  6. Do you avoid people or situations that remind you of your abortion?

  7. Did someone pressure you into having the abortion? If yes, what is your relationship like with that person now?

  8. Do you feel like youíre all alone with the emotional pain you are feeling?

  9. Are you interested in a support group for women whoíve had abortions to work through some of these problems?

Facts Provided By: Sometimes a Band-Aid Just Won't Do, ©2000, Frontlines Publishing, Grand Rapids, MI

 

 

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