Post Abortion Counseling and Education (PACE)
Many women and men suffer with post-abortion stress because of unresolved losses that have kept them bound to the past. The scars are often so deep that many have difficulty recognizing the source of their pain and sharing with others.
Post Abortion Stress (PAS) leaves an inability to:
- Process the fear, anger, sadness and guilt surrounding the abortion experience
- Grieve the loss of the baby
- Come to peace with God, themselves and others involved in the abortion decision
The symptoms of PAS will not necessarily appear at the same time, nor is any woman or man required to experience the entire list. Some symptoms may occur immediately after an abortion and others much later. Abortion leaves both women and men with many wounds and scars. Among these wounds are fear, anxiety, anger, guilt, grief, depression and suicidal thoughts.
Men react differently than women to an abortion. Though the symptoms of post-abortion stress are largely the same for men and for women, there are at least three major differences:
- The role of men
- Their difficulty with verbalization of the pain
- The way men express pain
In addition to the above list, the following are other symptoms men may experience:
- Relationship has changed
- Relationships may become abusive as a result of guilt and anger
- Loneliness and numbness are common complaints
- Avoidance behaviors
- Addictions (drug, alcohol, promiscuity, sexual addiction, pornography, workaholism)
- Depression, fear of failure and rejection
Our PACE program can help
Coming to terms with the pain, guilt, and grief of abortion can be a very mystifying experience. If you are experiencing conflicted emotions, we offer individual counseling, Bible study, and support groups to assist with reconciliation and developing a foundation for closure.
If you are interested in beginning the pathway to being Forgiven and Set Free, Healing a Father’s Heart, while Surrendering the Secret (see descriptions below), please complete the form below.
Forgiven and Set Free:
Forgiven and Set Free is an inspired bible study, which effectively ministers God’s healing grace of women who are suffering remorse and guilt after an abortion. Forgiven and Set Free guides suffering and hurting women to bring their emotional scars from abortion “out of the dark past and into His Holy Light,” where true and lasting healing can take place.
Surrendering the Secret is biblically based healing journey for women who have experienced the pain of abortion. This interactive bible study will help women find hope and healing through unique journaling exercises, meaningful group activities, and a caring, confidential community.
Healing a Father’s Heart
For men, there is often an unexplainable need to defend their masculinity; that need causes confusion and strife in the most of their relationships. Not all men are aware of the adverse effects that abortion brings to their lives. Healing a Father’s Heart is a study written for men who want healing for the festering wounds and for men who have battle fatigue from fighting this inner war alone.