Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Women's Recovery Resources Used in 2011 by ARIN Affiliates

Note from ARIN...

There are over 40 after abortion curricula and/or bible studies written to help women recover from the grief and trauma that often accompanies abortion. ARIN has chosen to list the resources below that are used by the majority of our Affiliates.  We highly encourage ALL of our affiliates to be well versed in numerous programs, so as to best meet the client "exactly where they are"!

You may see a further descriptions on our ARIN Blog: 

Look under our "Highlight On" thread: Recovery Curricula & Bible Studies.

You may also read a little about some of the authors in our
National Partners thread.

Thank you ~ ARIN Staff

Where To Review and/or Obtain Resources

Click the titles below for further information:

Abortion Recovery for Teens and Twenties

Heidi Heystek and Donna Steinke
A nine week Bible study geared to meet the specific needs of women, in their teens and twenties, effected by abortion. A leader's guide is also available. The book can be purchased in paperback or in a digital download format.

Michaele Fredenburg
Many women, men, grandparents, siblings, other family members and friends are seeking to make sense of their own or a loved one’s abortion experience. Whether you have personally experienced abortion, someone close to you has, or you are seeking to sensitively and compassionately communicate with others about abortion – this book is a safe place to begin.

CPR: Choice Processing and Resolution
Trudy Johnson, M.A., L.M.F.T.
CPR is the first self-help plan developed by a professional therapist that helps women process the inevitable sadness they feel about a voluntary pregnancy termination.

Facilitating Biblical Healing: Leaders Manual for Forgiven and Set Free
Judy Cooter, Carolyn Rice and Jeannie Stoner
Facilitating Biblical Healing is the leader’s guide for use with Forgiven and Set Free, a post-abortion Bible study for women by Linda Cochrane. It contains sections on foundations for ministry (organizing and improving ministry), a step-by-step guide for Forgiven and Set Free and other pertinent ministry information.

Where To Review and/or Obtain Resources - continued

Forgiven & Set Free

Linda Cochrane
An inspiring Bible study that guides suffering and hurting women to bring their pain, guilt, and grief of an abortion "out of the dark past into His holy light", where true and lasting healing can take place. Appropriate Scriptures help women deal with issues such as: Relief and Denial; Anger; Forgiveness; Depression; Letting Go; Acceptance.

Free Me to Live
Ken Freeman
The original publication was called Healing the Hurts of Abortion written in 1988.

HEART, Healing the Effects of Abortion Related Trauma
Sharon Adkins
Focusing on abortion recovery, “Healing the Effects of Abortion-Related Trauma” (H.E.A.R.T. Manual™) is designed to help both men or women heal from a previous abortion. H.E.A.R.T. may be used by pregnancy help centers, counseling agencies, or churches, and contains outlines, readings, Scripture passages, pages for journaling, letter writing, and "homework."

Her Choice to Heal
Sydna Masse and Joan Phillips
This book provides two testimonies of post-abortion trauma and walks the reader through the stages of greiving a child lost through abortion. The end provides a powerful testimony of God's healing and redemptive grace.

Into My Arms
Julie Woodley
This series is for those who have suffered the pain of abortion. This ten-part video series with accompanying curriculum is targeted at counseling professionals and lay people to lead them through the forgiveness journey after an abortion.

Living In Color
Jenny McDermaid
Living in Color is a post-abortion recovery and healing program designed for use by a small, facilitator-led support group. However, it is equally suitable for a person making her recovery journey alone, or in the company of a mentor, pastor or counselor.

No One Told Me I Could Cry
Connie Nykiel
An honest look at the emotional consequences following a teen’s experience with abortion.

Oil of Joy Instead of Mourning
Rhonda Arias
A comprehensive Bible study for healing from sexual sin, abuse and abortion.

Project Rachel
Vicki Thorn
Project Rachel is the post-abortion healing ministry of the Catholic Church. It was founded in 1984 in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee by Vicki Thorn. At this time, Project Rachel is in more than 110 diocese in the United States with more ministries forming. Project Rachel program tend to use the Entering Canaan resource.

Rachel's Vineyard
Theresa Burke, Ph.D.
Rachel’s Vineyard weekends for healing after abortion are offered throughout the year in locations across the United States and Canada, with additional sites around the world. They also offer a 15-week support group model for Rachel’s Vineyard. Rachel’s Vineyard is a ministry of Priests for Life

SaveOne: A Guide to Emotional Healing After Abortion
Sheila Harper
SaveOne is for girls and women seeking deliverance from the pain and guilt of an abortion. This is a guide as well as a workbook, researched and written by a woman who had an abortion when she was a teenager.  This book is a revealing look at post-abortion pain and guilt, emotions that have been left unchecked, out of control, for months, perhaps years.

Surrendering the Secret
Pat Layton
Surrendering the Secret is a powerful study which helps women find the path to healing through honest, interactive Bible study; meaningful group experiences; and caring community.

The Journey
Millie Lace
An excellent resource for pastors and profesional or peer counselors to bring about an awareness to this unreached mission field.

Victims of Choice
This guidebook is desinged to equip individuals to facilitate education, recovery, emotional healing and spiritual reconcillation from the negative effects of abortion; addressing grief, guilt and shame from a Biblical perspective.


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