I gave into an extra-marital affair after Satan convinced me no one would find out and I could lead this double life. After trying to get pregnant for over 10 years with my husband and being told this was very unlikely by my doctor, I was shocked fo find myself pregnant. I was in such turmoil and anguish not knowing who the father was, yet wanting this child so very much. Sadly, I chose abortion to hide my sin and to avoid destroying my marriage. I was convinced this child was from the affair.
After the abortion, my life seemed to be in a downward spiral. My life and my marriage fell apart. I sought counseling with a Christian counselor who helped me meet God in such a spiritual way that I felt His arms embrace me as I confessed my sin and asked for forgiveness. The LORD answered me, "My daughter you are already forgiven!" I felt like the burden I carried was heavier than anything I could even imagine was taken away.
My forgiveness was complete, but the set free part started to become difficult. I continued to struggle with guilt for having an abortion. I found myself single, raising a son, and continuing in more failed relationships. God began to work on my brokenness. I began to build such wonderful and personal relationship with "MY JESUS." Through His mercy, He began to work His incredible love on me. I felt His hand on me leading me to volunteer at North Jefferson Women's Center in the Gardendale/Fultondale area. Through the center, I was introduced to the ministry of Abortion Recovery Alabama's Scarlet2White recovery program. What a blessing! My forgiveness was complete before joining this incredible Bible study and through God's Word, but now I can say "I AM SET FREE" from guilt! Thank you, Lord!
Betty is the lead Facilitator in the Gardendale/Fultondale area. She went thought the Forgiven and Set Free Bible study in the spring 2012.