Jul 2, 2019
Statistics suggest that 1 in 3 women will have an abortion, and all need to know there is hope for what they often experience as a post abortion syndrome. The ultimate shame and grief over the loss of that child is often as intense as a mother who loses a child to miscarriage or premature death. If you or a loved one have endured an abortion, then today is the perfect show for you for a hope-filled perspective.
In this episode we talk with Jessica DeYoung, who shares her story surrounding her decision to have an abortion, as well as her experience with the post abortion syndrome. Jessica explains that she believed that if she had her baby, it would destroy her family, and that she felt (as many women do) that abortion was the only option. So she and her boyfriend came to the conclusion that they needed to take the life of someone nobody knew about rather than destroying both of their families.
Jessica shared that she repeatedly asked God to forgive her for having an abortion, and one day when she was apologizing yet again and asking God to forgive her, he replied, “Sweet daughter, I don’t know what you are talking about” because He had already forgiven her, but she had yet to receive His forgiveness and forgive herself. Jessica explained that part of the healing process in her post abortion syndrome entailed sharing her story, first with one person, then with many, so that the secrets she held in the dark would no longer have power over her.
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Air Date: June 17, 2019
Guest: Jessica DeYoung, founder of Grace Unworthy ministry
Hosted By: Dr. Michelle Bengtson
Audio Technical Support: Bryce Bengtson