Recently, we celebrated “Sanctity of Life Sunday” at my church, as did thousands of you around our nation and world. We were reminded of the tragedy of abortion, both the loss of the child, and the impact it will have on the mother for the rest of her life. We talked about how God is the creator and sustainer of life, and that every child, from the moment of conception, is an image bearer of God.Read More
45th Anniversary of Roe V. Wade
We are reminded today of the anniversary of the tragic Roe decision that made abortion “safe and legal” in America. Sunday, in evangelical churches across our nation we celebrated Sanctity of Life Sunday. Some churches showed a short video, others had a guest speaker who spoke on the evils of abortion, and sadly, some of those speakers added to the crushing weight of fear, guilt, shame and regret that you live with every day.
This presentation, Counseling the Post Abortive Woman, was given by Julie Ganschow at the B3 Conference held in March of 2015. Mark your calendars for the upcoming conference: COMING March 2-4, 2017! B3 Conference on Marriage & Family! Plenary speaker Dr. Nicholas Ellen. Nicolas A. Ellen is the Senior Pastor of Community of Faith Bible Church and an instructor at CBS. Pastor Ellen has also developed a biblical counseling training center called Expository Counseling CenterLLC. Pastor Ellen is a certified Biblical Counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors and a senior member of the Biblical Counseling Framework Association. He and his wife Venessa have two children, Venezia and Lindsey.Read More
Julie Ganschow, Executive Director or Reigning Grace Counseling Center and Biblical Counseling for Women believes that the pregnant woman involved in the abortion becomes abortion’s second victim. Sometimes she is the victim of her parents’ or boyfriend’s decision, being essentially forced (manipulated, pushed, required, compelled) into the abortion. She is the victim of our culture of death that dehumanizes children in the womb, and the victim of her own foolish and often desperate decision to abort. Is she culpable? Absolutely. Is she also a victim? I believe she becomes one, yes.Read More
Last week was a rough week in social media land. Every day it seemed there was a new undercover Planned Parenthood video released, each one more horrific than the one before. Each video featuring so-called doctors and others hired to pick through the remains of aborted babies for the purpose of harvesting their organs. Selling babies body parts. This is so difficult to wrap my mind around. What have we come to as a civilization? I am saddened beyond words. It is right that these videos were recorded and released. It is right that such evil is exposed. It is right that we are outraged. It is right that we are horrified. It is relieving to see these emotions expressed on social media. At least I am reassured that our national conscience is not entirely dead. There are still some things that we find unacceptable. However, I cannot even imagine how the release of these videos have affected those of you who’ve had an abortion. My heart breaks for you as you have been assaulted over and over as you’ve looked at your social media sites, listened to your friends, who don’t know you’ve had an abortion, talking about the videos and making comments about the evils of abortion. I don’t know that you fully understood what you were signing up for when you chose to terminate your pregnancy, most...Read More
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