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Thankful for YOU


 
Thank YOU for reaching out for support even though you were afraid or felt unworthy
Thank YOU for bravely walking through the door to begin your healing journey 
Thank YOU for sharing your heart when it was difficult and you were so vulnerable
Thank YOU for stepping out and trusting others with your story
Thank YOU for listening to and caring for others without judgment
Thank YOU for keeping everything that was shared with you never to be retold
Thank YOU for having just the right words to say when others needed to hear it most
Thank YOU for the tissue and the thoughtful glance when tears began to flow
Thank YOU for the encouragement that we will be okay
Thank YOU for the heartfelt hug as you said goodbye today
Thank YOU for the healing and peace that we feel inside
Thank YOU to those who attend and to those who lead the aR Connection meetings
~written after attending an aR Connection meeting                 
 
Please join us for one of our aR Connection meetings… YOU will be thankful too!
 
 
 
 
aR Connection Support Meetings
Connect with other women who can say “me too”…Join us for aR (abortion recovery) Connection post-abortion healing support groups:
 
Columbus                  2nd Tuesday of each month – 7:00-8:00pm – November 13, 2018 
                                     PDHC 665 East Dublin Granville Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43229 
 
                                      3rd Wednesday of each month -9:30-10:30am – November 21, 2018 
                                      W.A.R.M. 150 Heatherdown Dr., Westerville, Ohio 43081 
                               
 
Other Locations     Please call or text (614) 721-2100 for more information
 
 
 
These groups are for individuals who have a shared abortion experience to connect with each other and to discuss how they can find support. Connection groups provide a safe, confidential, compassionate and nonjudgmental place for individuals to begin the process of healing after abortion. Call or text (614) 721-2100 and visit www.OurChoiceOurVoice.org


 
 
Living in Color – Openings available for January groups 
Living in Color is a post-abortion recovery and healing program designed for use by a small, facilitator-led support group.  The small group meets once per week for 8 weeks and a workbook is used as a guide for the group.
 
What Living in Color participants are saying:
 
“I am so blessed to have completed the Living in Color sessions.  [I can’t believe] the Freedom I feel…free from guilt and shame, No more anger toward my Mom or my ex-husband and Knowing that I have 2 daughters who love me and don’t have anger or resentment toward me!  What an amazing Journey to Redemption and Joy.”
 
            “Keep going through it…you’ll love the outcome!  Very eye-opening yet comforting! Love how personal! The beginning of a better mind.”
 
“I found Living in Color to be helpful and supportive because I was able to share my experience with others open and honestly… has been so healing in all areas of my life.”
  
Begin your healing journey…Call or text (614) 721-2100 or email CarolynK@PDHC.org for more info and to register for our healing group.


 
 
 
Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat Weekend
February 15-17, 2019
 
Women who have attended a Rachel’s Vineyard Healing Retreat Weekend have said: 
“JESUS IS REALLY REAL, alive, and in love with us all!!! I came to the retreat expecting something, I didn’t know what but God exceeded anything that I could explain in words. The retreat truly took healing to a level I didn’t know existed and I still can’t believe that it’s happening to me!!! My Life Has Changed and I am Speechless. Thank you, Team, I truly love you all.” 
“Excellent exercises that bring participants along the journey of forgiveness and grace.” 
“God-breathed and His Son and Spirit were all constantly present, embracing and moving. My sisters in the group and the team members’ hearts were all open, accepting, understanding and kind.” 
“It was the best thing I’ve ever done! I sensed the Lord’s presence there often in every way.” 
 
One in four women has personally been affected by abortion. 
Rachel’s Vineyard post-abortion healing retreat weekend is February 15-17, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. 
This is a confidential small group retreat
 
Call or text (614) 721-2100 or email CarolynK@PDHC.org for more info and to register for the upcoming Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat.

A New Found Freedom

A New Found Freedom!

Merriam Webster defines a ball and chain as something that limits one’s freedom or ability to do things. The Google dictionary defines it as a crippling encumbrance. Even if relief after an abortion is initially experienced, often the grief, shame, sadness, depression, isolation, can become a crippling encumbrance that limits your ability to fully function.  It is as if we are a prisoner, strapped to a chain, dragging a heavy ball of burdens weighing us down in despair.

Recently an abortion recovery participant described that she was a prisoner bound by ball and chain for almost 30 years!  She continued to tell me that her abortion burden impacted every area of her life, her marriage, her parenting, her relationships and even her job. Once she connected the dots of her abortion to its negative effects on her life, the chain began to break, the heavy ball rolled away and the healing from her abortion wounds began! She is amazed by the freedom she is experiencing, a new freedom that honestly, she shares has been life-changing and she has never felt before.

aR Connection Support Meetings 

Connect with other women who can say “me too” … Join us for aR (abortion recovery) Connection post-abortion healing support groups:

Columbus                 2nd Tuesday of each month – 7:00-8:00pm – October 9, 2018

                                   PDHC 665 East Dublin Granville Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43229

                                             3rd Wednesday of each month – 9:30-10:30am – October 17, 2018

                           W.A.R.M. 150 Heatherdown Dr., Westerville, Ohio 43081

                               

Other Locations     Please call or text (614) 721-2100 for a referral to a partner

post-abortion recovery and care group.

These groups are for individuals who have a shared abortion experience to connect with each other and to discuss how they can find support. Connection groups provide a safe, confidential, compassionate and nonjudgmental place for individuals to begin the process of healing after abortion. Call or text (614) 721-2100 and visit www.OurChoiceOurVoice.org .

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat Weekend

February 15-17, 2019

Women who have attended a Rachel’s Vineyard Healing Retreat Weekend have said: 

“JESUS IS REALLY REAL, alive, and in love with us all!!! I came to the retreat expecting something, I didn’t know what but God exceeded anything that I could explain in words. The retreat truly took healing to a level I didn’t know existed and I still can’t believe that it’s happening to me!!! My Life Has Changed and I am Speechless. Thank you, Team, I truly love you all.” 

“Excellent exercises that bring participants along the journey of forgiveness and grace.” 

“God-breathed and His Son and Spirit were all constantly present, embracing and moving. My sisters in the group and the team members’ hearts were all open, accepting, understanding and kind.” 

“It was the best thing I’ve ever done! I sensed the Lord’s presence there often in every way.” 

 

One in four women has personally been affected by abortion. 

Rachel’s Vineyard post-abortion healing retreat weekend is February 15-17, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. 

This confidential retreat is a small group of others who can say “me too”.  The retreat begins Friday afternoon at 3:00pm and concludes on Sunday afternoon at 4:00pm.  Each woman has her own room, all meals are included.  The retreat includes a time of Spiritual connection and personal reflection in a lovely retreat setting.  For more information call or text Carolyn at 614-721-2100 or email her at CarolynK@PDHC.org.