Aborted Women's Support Groups -- An Outline

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This is an outline for a support group for aborted women, prepared by a woman who organizes such groups across the country.

GOALS

  1. Education concerning abortion - spiritual, legal

  2. To recognize and verbalize feelings.

  3. To acknowledge the need and reality of grief in the abortion experience.

  4. To restore the broken relationships that resulted from the abortion. (Man to God, man to man)

  5. To learn what genuine repentance means and to receive God's forgiveness and learn to forgive ourselves as well as to forgive others.

  6. To understand our motives and turn them over to the Lord for revision and healing.

  7. To achieve a better self-image.

  8. To learn ways to relate better to children.

  9. To learn not to be a victim of anything.


Meetings

Week 1
Intro.
Purpose & Confidentiality
Goals

Week 2
Grief (Psalm 39)
Unresolved grief, Impacted grief, PAS

Week 3
Denial (Proverbs 14: 12)
Common points of denial
Experiencing God's forgiveness (Psalm 51, II Corinthians 7:10)

Week 4
Bargaining (Jeremiah 2:13)
Do you want to be healed? (John 56)
Learning to forgive yourself
Complete healing is available (Psalm 51, I Timothy 1:15)

Week 5
Anger (Psalm 30:5)
What caused the most anger?
Are you still angry?
The difference between anger and bitterness
Laying down the anger

Week 6
Depression (Numbers 11:23)
Types of depression
Expressing emotions (Luke 19:40)

Week 7
Acceptance (Psalm 51)
What now?
Cautions: Motives & Exploitation

Week 8
Closure


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Posted 9 Sep 2000.

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