Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend Retreat
A Time for Hope and Healing after Abortion
Rachel’s Vineyard retreats offer an opportunity for any person who has struggled with the emotional and spiritual pain of abortion. The weekend is a specific process designed to help you experience the mercy and compassion of God. It is also an opportunity to surface and release repressed feelings of anger, shame, guilt and grief.
Each weekend is run by volunteers who care deeply about your needs. Many of the team members have suffered the same loss.
The weekend is a chance to get away from daily pressures to focus on the buried emotions of the past in light of present symptoms and begin healing through a supportive trauma sensitive process. Rachel’s Vineyard provides a non-judgmental, safe environment. The weekend will help your soul find a voice, and transform the pain of the past into hope and love.
Rachel’s Vineyard is: Therapy for the Soul
Retreats - Madison
April 12-14, 2013
October 4-6, 2013
For questions about the Madison program, please call 608-821-3177 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact the facilitator, Mary, at 608-221-9593 or email@example.com.
For a registration form click here
You are not Alone ….
Every year men and women suffer the after-effects of abortion that can include:
|| Emotional numbnes
| Bouts of crying
|| Inability to forgive self or others
|| Lowered Self-esteem
Intense grief or sadness
| Fear of pregnancy/pregnant women
|| Suicidal urges
|| Drug and alcohol abuse
|| Eating disorders
| Feelings of emptiness & loss
||Repeat abortions/crisis pregnancies
|| Repeat abortions/crisis pregnancies
|| Difficulty with relationships
|| Fear of punishment from God
“For 18 years I have been haunted with heavy guilt that no one could take away, tormented by thoughts of what my child would have been like. Through participating in Rachel’s Vineyard, I was finally able to forgive myself, I know that God has given me a peaceful mind, cleansed by heart and has washed away my guilt.”
“After struggling alone for years with the guilt, shame, and remorse of my involvement with my girlfriend’s decision to abort our child I finally found a ministry that recognized my need to get help. Rachel’s Vineyard provided a place where I could voice my pain and loss. The acceptance of the women there was especially helpful because I felt I had hurt my girlfriend so badly that all women would despise me if they knew what I had done. Their understanding and acceptance helped me to move further in forgiving myself and helped me to love others in my life in a deeper way.”
“I experienced a great inner healing as a result of attending the Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend. I highly recommend this program to anyone who has felt the void and shame of the abortion experience. It is wonderful to forgive yourself, find the unconditional love of Christ and grieve the loss of your little child.”