Statistics show that close to 43% of women of childbearing age have experienced abortion and that experience may have lifelong repercussions on a woman’s choices, her lifestyle, her innermost feelings about herself, others, and God. While
the abortion procedure may take very little time, the anguish may last a lifetime. Many women never link the abortion decision to the hopelessness and despondency in their lives, and never realize the root cause of much of the unrest
in their hearts is the grieving for a child they never knew and for a relationship with the Lord that may not be all it could be.
Surrendering the Secret is a study designed to bring women together who understand the need for seeking peace with the past and desire a better understanding of God's plan for making the most painful losses of their past work for His glory! Our mission is to provide a supportive and confidential environment that facilitates healing and restoration from a past abortion and bringing a sense of hope and purpose for the future. If you experienced abortion in your past, this study is for you. This 8-week study offers a 6 step biblical healing model led by women who have been where you are and know how you feel while offering hope, healing and restoration through scripture and the healing power of the Holy Spirit.
Many years ago at Carmel, a church member personally and publicy encouraged men and women to think about attending surrendering the secret. My husband encouraged me knowing how I felt. Initially I decided it's not for me but he continually
encouraged me but I was afraid to even go there. Months passed and I knew I trusted this very special church member so I agreed to attend. I was happy to be in a small, anonymous group of women of all ages. It was the relief of a burden
that I'd had for way too long.
I can personally attest by attending this small group in a comfortable setting, you will have a trusting, faith-filled leader and you will meet ordinary women just like you and me, sharing real-life stories. I don't think you'll regret your decision. You have more to lose by not sharing. See, God wasn't punishing me, He was with me! My guardian angel husband was encouraging me that God wants us to face our fears and will set us free!!
After struggling for many years with the guilt and pain of my abortion, God lead me to Surrendering the Secret study. I was very early on in my walk with Christ but I was able to experience His love through the study. It was in no way easy to face that pain head on but I felt God’s hand on me and through that pain I found forgiveness. Going through the study with other Christian women gave me the courage and support to relive many difficult memories. I knew that I wasn’t alone and not being judged and that was a tremendous blessing. I still have moments where the guilt creeps back in but I now turn to the truths that I learned during that study and know that God doesn’t want me to live in guilt but wants me to experience freedom from those heavy chains. - T
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