What is a Healing Hearts group?
Healing Hearts provides a safe place where women can openly share their pain with other women without fear of judgment or condemnation. Healing Hearts group are small, consisting of 4-5 clients and a leader. Groups are led by trained lay leaders who have personally walked through the healing process. These leaders volunteer their time because they want others to know there is hope and healing for those who earnestly seek it. If you are unable to attend a group, we offer free online counseling through our web site at www.healinghearts.org.
Healing Hearts offers two Bible studies:
Binding up the Brokenhearted is a study written specifically for women who suffer from the after effects of abortion. All of the women who lead this have had abortions and have received healing from God’s Word through this study.
The Hem of His Garment study was written to help women overcome the pain and afflictions of their past. It helps women who have suffered loss, sexual abuse, divorce, rape, and other traumas. All of the women who lead this have received healing from God’s Word through this study.
What can I expect?
You can expect to be greeted by a group leader who really cares about you and what you are experiencing. Our groups are small to allow quality time for you and your individual needs. Groups meet for approximately 11 weeks and each weekly session lasts about 2.5 hours. Groups are strictly confidential. You can expect to have homework assignments every week to help you work through your past hurts and the feelings that accompany them. Best of all, you can expect to be loved unconditionally.
Is there a cost to this?
Most groups have a suggested registration fee of $20.00 -$25.00 to cover the cost of materials. If you cannot afford this fee, please let your group leader know. It may be possible to get a scholarship to help pay the cost. We never want finances to stand in the way of someone getting the help they need. We also offer our Bible studies, free of charge, online via our interactive web site.
Regarding abortion; Did you know?
According to U.S. News & World Report, if current trends continue, 43% of American women will have at least one abortion in their lifetime? Since the legalization of abortion in 1973, there have been well over forty million abortions performed in the United States alone. One-and-a-half million abortions are performed each year, according to the statistics from the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia.
Forty million abortions account only for the lives of the children. It does not account for the millions who still live in torment over their decision. Those individuals are commonly referred to as, “Abortion’s Second Victim” or “The Walking Wounded.”
If you have had an abortion, you are not alone. We believe that post-abortive women and men make up one of the largest mission fields in the history of America and Healing Hearts has been called to, “Bind up the brokenhearted and set the captives free” (Isaiah 61:1-4)
Do you suffer in silence? Would you like to talk with someone who understands? Please call Renee and ask when the next support group will be starting. All calls are confidential. All of us in Healing Hearts understand the heartache of abortion because we have personally experienced it. We want to share the hope and healing that we have found in Jesus Christ. Bible study support groups will be starting soon. Please call Renee, Healing Hearts Area Coordinator and Group Facilitator at 616-826-4444 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also visit www.healinghearts.org for more on-line information and to view personal testimonies of healing.