Divorce. If you haven’t gone through it yourself, you know someone who has.
I have friends going through a divorce right now and it’s heartbreaking. The reason for it, the journey through it, the hurt, the unknowns. Fortunately, for many in the church there is help when walking the road to divorce and the path that follows it. So many resources, recovery groups and, for those fortunate enough to spare their marriage, there are marriage retreats and conferences.
Because this is what the church is. A place for broken people to heal. A place for hurts to heal. A place to feel safe. A place to find hope again.
Yah… did you just gasp and slow blink? I did when I came across this number. I wish divorce never happened… but it does, and I am so glad the church has opened its doors to help with the healing process.
Also in 2011, there were some 1.06 million abortions in the U.S. Equally heartbreaking. Heartbreaking for the babies lost, and for the many women who’ve aborted in secret and feel they’ve no one they can run to, no place to run to… including the church.
Why not the church? Because the church doesn’t know what to do with this reality. They are not equipped. They are not educated.
BUT, the church can be equipped and resourced. And over the next month or two I can’t wait to share with you what Brent and I will be a part of. We are teaming up to change the narrative of abortion. This is not a fight against abortion… This is a stand for life. Abortion may always be an option, but our efforts will be to see life as the best option.
Stay tuned, friends. And please pray for us as we embrace this next journey to help, heal, and give hope to abortion-minded and post-abortive women.