This conversation often comes up in our small group sessions. Some say they will never share their story with anyone. Others say there are several people they won’t share their story with. Still others have told many people but cannot bring themselves to tell a certain few.
Then there are those, like me. Whether on social media, various small groups around town, church congregations, or groups as large at the March for Life in D.C. We have told our stories to countless groups of people. Finally, there are those who take to podcasts, radio, TV, or other forms to tell their story to the world.
For some reason there is the misconception that if you go through a healing group you are required to tell people what you’ve done. It is a misconception, indeed!
To those who fear sharing your story. I say, “You don’t have to.”
Your story is your story. You get to decide who you tell and who you don’t tell. It is as simple as that. If this fear keeps you from signing up for an abortion recovery group, you need not worry.
While in the group you will be sharing the details of your story as you see fit. You will also identify with other women as they share their stories with the group. These groups are a safe and confidential place to work through thoughts and feelings that have plagued you since your abortion where many questions will be answered or addressed.
Much was taken from you the day of your abortion. In your healing you have permission to keep your story and share it when and with whom you choose - with one exception.
As a Believer, your life is wrapped up in Christ’s. He might want you to share your abortion story in a moment or with someone you are unsure of how it will turn out. Yet, you can always trust He has a purpose. If you are in Christ, you can be sure of one other thing – by telling your story you are telling His story, the good news of the gospel.