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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Dave Jenkins is happily married to his wife, Sarah. He is a writer, editor, and speaker living in beautiful Southern Oregon. Dave is a lover of Christ, His people, the Church, and sound theology. He serves as the Executive Director of Servants of Grace Ministries, the Executive Editor of Theology for Life Magazine, the Host and Producer of Equipping You in Grace Podcast, and is a contributor to and producer of Contending for the Word. He is the author of The Word Explored: The Problem of Biblical Illiteracy and What To Do About It (House to House, 2021), The Word Matters: Defending Biblical Authority Against the Spirit of the Age (G3 Press, 2022), and Contentment: The Journey of a Lifetime (Theology for Life, 2024). You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, or read his newsletter. Dave loves to spend time with his wife, going to movies, eating at a nice restaurant, or going out for a round of golf with a good friend. He is also a voracious reader, in particular of Reformed theology, and the Puritans. You will often find him when he’s not busy with ministry reading a pile of the latest books from a wide variety of Christian publishers. Dave received his M.A.R. and M.Div through Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.