Sunday, October 27, 2013

Breaking the cycle of abortion

The other day, a friend of mine shared with a small group of women her abortion story. She has become more comfortable doing this of late, and it is all part of her journey of healing.

An abortion 40 years ago, did not surface until she had married and had children. Then she became a committed Christian and the abortion past came up and had to be dealt with. There has been much healing and this woman is a model of peace and wisdom.

One thing she shared with us on Friday was the importance of telling her children about her abortion. This, she said, would break the cycle of abortion and bring generational healing. I hadn't realised how important that was until she said it. But it is perfectly obvious. Now that her son and daughters know of their mother's pain over this, do you really think they will ever consider abortion for themselves?  Not likely.

And while confession is necessary for the person directly involved, it also benefits all the family members and friends around. Once again, we see

The truth shall set you free.

1 comment:

Mama P said...

This is how we break the cycle! If more people can see that, like all choices, this choice too has life long consequences, then perhaps others will consider their choice more carefully. She is a woman trying to protect the hearts of her children. A beautiful act even though I'm sure it was difficult.