Ministries and organizations helping after abortion

I am so grateful to be able to partner with and recommend the following organizations for remembering those hurt by abortion and offering true and lasting hope:

Heart! by Andrea Silva via Wikimedia Commons

Heart! by Andrea Silva via Wikimedia Commons

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Above all, don’t give up hope! You are not alone. There is help and hope for lasting healing and peace with God.

Inspiration and hope for hurting hearts

If you or someone you know is experiencing grief after abortion, this would make a thoughtful and helpful gift.

Hope in the Mourning Bible

I was honored to write some of the devotions on child loss. Other devotional topics include dealing with suicide, the death of a parent, trauma, the pain of relocation to a foreign country, and more.

How to Man Up after Abortion

The reality is the majority of those “choosing” abortion today are men. Most abortion decisions are driven by men who sponsor it, pressing and paying for the procedure to be done. According to research from afterabortion.org, in 95% of cases the male partner played a central role in the decision.

At the other extreme are those men who are edged out of the decision altogether. They literally have no voice–no legal standing to override a woman’s decision. Even spousal consent laws for married fathers-to-be have been ruled unconstitutional. These men are forced into the heartbreaking role of bystander to the death of their wanted offspring.

Somewhere between these two groups lie a great number of men who suffer because they abdicated, having believed the culture’s lie that abortion is strictly a woman’s choice.

In these ways, abortion either hardens a man’s heart or leaves him heartbroken over the loss of his child(ren). But there is hope for every man who needs to know God’s love after abortion.

Someone Stronger by Kim Ketola

In Ezekiel 36:26, God says, “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” Someone StrongerHelping Men Take Heart after Abortion is designed to help heal the hearts of men who have been hurt by abortion. Here you will find help to meet the spiritual challenges of life after abortion. Be encouraged. We have Someone strong enough to help us in our time of need.

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I offer this short book in hope that God will speak to you or the man in your life who needs it to begin to break through the pain and anger abortion brings. Please freely share this with men who need to know God’s love for them after their involvement with abortion. Restoring lost manhood–the role of leading, protecting, providing–seems to me the greatest need men face in the aftermath.

What do you think is the greatest spiritual need of men impacted by abortion?

The Very Best Christian Books 2013

Here are some great last-minute gift ideas in case you missed the Evangelical Christian Press Association Book Awards:

ECPA Book of the Year finalists

I was deeply humbled to be a Finalist for the New Author award for Cradle My Heart, Finding God’s Love after Abortion. The ECPA was also generous to provide a free ebook Sampler of all the finalists. I am working my way through the list!

My two wish list picks are Love Does by Bob Goff and Glorious Ruin by Tullian Tchividjian. First I have to work my way through a great addition to my reference shelf and deeper study: David Gushee’s The Sacredness of Human Life.

What book made an impact on your heart this year? As you browse this list, what’s your top pick?

Leave a comment and we’ll enter your name in a drawing for the book from one of my favorite author interviews on Cradle My Heart Radio this year, Julie Ziglar Norman’s Growing up Ziglar.

Listening to Abortion – What helps/What hurts

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I wasn’t trying to probe into anyone’s past or coax out a confession.

In fact, I was so new to this church that I was reluctant to share something so personal. Yet, when I disclosed an abortion in my past, I heard from several other women in our thirty-member Bible study group who had also lost a child to abortion. Perhaps these women were relieved to hear someone, anyone, bring up the subject at church. Maybe I just seem like a safe person since I mentioned having written a book about spiritual recovery after abortion. But each one eagerly shared her secret with me that day.

And each story was as different as the woman who told it.

Cradle My Heart Reviews – Rebecca St. James, Ruth Graham and more

What People Are Saying about Cradle My Heart:

I want to recommend Kim Ketola‘s book Cradle My Heart to you. In working directly with the pro-life movement over the last few years, I have seen the incredible need for a book such as the one you hold in your hands. Through powerful, real stories, many of them from her own life, Kim graciously communicates the love and hope Jesus brings to hearts wounded by abortion. May God continue to bless and lead your ministry Kim! —Rebecca St. James, singer, author, actress

 

In Cradle My Heart, you will experience release and encounter wholeness that only comes from God‘s forgiving touch. Too many people in our culture treat abortion as a political, medical choice. It is far more. Kim Ketola takes this issue away from politicians and doctors and elevates it tenderly to a spiritual level to open eyes and hearts to   the amazing grace and redemption of a loving heavenly Father. —Ruth Graham, author of In Every Pew Sits a Broken Heart, daughter of Billy Graham, and president of Ruth Graham and Friends

 

The estimated one in every five Christian women who have experienced abortion will experience the love of the Lord through this beautiful, insightfully-written book. Kim relates stories of those with broken hearts who encountered Jesus, and she bravely shares her own experience of repentance and meeting his comfort and healing after abortion to deliver a personal, intimate, and hope-filled read and resource. —Peggy Hartshorn, PhD, president of Heartbeat International

 

 

With candid honesty, Kim Ketola helps readers heal from the suffering after abortion. Prayers and practical steps at the end of every chapter provide guidance in transforming hurt into hope. And thoughtful reflections and biblical insight help readers find Christ‘s restoration the minute they open their hearts and give him permission to forgive and heal.—Theresa Burke, Ph.D., author of Forbidden Grief, and founder of Rachel‘s Vineyard Ministries

 

 

Kim Ketola‘s discerning creativity translates biblical stories into practical help for those struggling after abortion. Sharing her personal walk from shame to new life, she writes from the heart and offers hope, forgiveness, and help for strengthening faith in this awesome book! —Georgette Forney, Co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign

 

 

 

For more information and to buy the book visit my blog at www.cradlemyheart.org.

CBA Review – Cradle My Heart a Must Read

The Christian Booksellers Association featured Cradle My Heart in the August issue of Retailers + Resources magazine.

Cradle My Heart Finding God's Love After Abortion by Kim KetolaAnd reviewer Ruth O’Neil said the book is “a must-read.”

For the one who’s had an abortion, this book can help them realize that God still loves them and that there’s no sin that’s unforgivable. God’s waiting with open arms. This book is a must read for those who have struggled by the loss of abortion. While the Bible doesn’t specifically speak of abortion, Ketola modernizes biblical stories of hope, healing, and forgiveness in Christ.

I’m also grateful that my article “Listening to Abortion” appears in the same issue. It tells the story of a time when I disclosed my abortion in my Bible study group at church and heard from several other women who had been suffering in isolation and pain after abortion. I hope this review and article will open our eyes to the need for help and care–the mission field–that exists within the church.

The digital version of the magazine is not yet posted online, but pdf pages are linked here: CBA Review 1 and CBA Review 2, and the article here: Listening to Abortion 1 and Listening to Abortion 2.

In the meantime, if you don’t find the book in your local store–ask for a copy–or simply order online. Yes, Amazon has it for Kindle too!