On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave talks with Camille Cates about help for men, women, and families after an abortion, addressing our emotions with the Word, how the Church can help families with this issue, along with her book, Moving Forward After Abortion: Finding Comfort in God (New Growth Press, 2023).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • Biblical lament and dealing with our emotions.
  • Help for the person who has never told someone who has had an abortion.
  • Why the Church needs to take a whole person gospel-based approach to abortion.
  • Why abortion affects not only the mom and the baby but the whole family.
  • Addressing our emotions with the help of God’s Word and the grace of God in the Word.
  • The importance of acknowledging and grieving your baby.
  • How confessing your abortion can be healing.
  • Help for the person who hasn’t told anyone about their abortion.
  • How the Church can walk alongside a woman contemplating an abortion.
  • How the Church can walk alongside a woman who have had an abortion.

About Our Guest

Camille Cates is a biblical counselor and a public speaker with a passion for ministering to women in crisis. She has written and spoken extensively on the topics of pregnancy care ministry, post-abortion trauma counseling, sexual abuse, and God’s design for sex and sexuality. She is the author of Moving Forward after Abortion and the minibook Pregnancy Crisis: This Wasn’t the Plan. Camille and her husband, Troy, have three adult children and reside in the metro Cincinnati, OH area.  Find her on Facebook, Instagram, or at her website, agrittygospellife.com

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