She’s in your ministry. She’s had an abortion. She wonders, will God love her again? As believers, we are passionate about saving the unborn, but that passion fails to communicate our love for the mothers. The good news is that in the last two decades, there has been a substantial drop in abortions. The other news is people have had or still choose to have abortions, and the church needs to be ready to minister to these women.
According to the CDC, almost 50% of all abortions happen when women are in their 20’s. So while those who’ve done this could be older, the chances are as a singles ministry, you know, women in their 20s who’ve aborted a child. How will you minister to her? Have you stopped to think about what kind of language people use about abortions in your ministry? Would a girl who has had an abortion be welcomed in your group?
“No one has seen God at any time. God abides in us if we love one another, and His love has been perfected in us.” 1 John 4:12
To the singles ministry looking to reach those who have had abortions, remember the love, not judgment, you show should reflect God.
To the female reading this who has had an abortion: God is love. He loves you. No matter the sin, affliction, temptations, and horrible thoughts, we do. He. Loves. You. Be Complete in Christ.