Rachel’s Vineyard of Western Kentucky is pleased to announce that our next retreat for healing the wounds of abortion will be held at the Bethany House Retreat Center, Dickson, Tennessee, the weekend of May 13-15, 2016. If you would like to help us promote this retreat — to get the word out to those who […]
Are you worn out be one-on-one therapy, or by group therapy? Have you been to confession, but just can’t seem to “let go” of the feelings of guilt from your abortion, even though you know that God has forgiven you? Or are you just beginning to realize how much you are hurting, and you want to get right with God again?
Rachel’s Vineyard offers a unique approach to healing the wounds of abortion. We do not focus primarily on the emotional hurts, and therapeutic techniques to work through our feelings (though a licensed professional therapist is part of every retreat team). Nor do we look at abortion as a purely spiritual wound, which can only be approached through prayer and confession (though a Catholic priest is in important part of every retreat team). Rachel’s Vineyard sees the human person as both body and soul, with body, emotions, and a spiritual soul that longs for union with our Creator. There is ultimately only one Healer, only one Divine Physician who can heal each and every wound that we have suffered. Rachel’s Vineyard is a retreat process: over the course of a weekend (Friday evening until Sunday afternoon), our experienced team will accompany you on a spiritual journey, a journey back to God, a journey in which we reflect on the Lord Jesus Christ, our Savior and Healer, and allow Him to do what only He, our God, can do – to heal us and restore us to emotional and spiritual health.
Many of us have never been allowed to grieve the loss of our children, never been permitted by well-meaning family and friends, to acknowledge the humanity of our children and the loss of the relationships that we might have had if things had been different. Rachel’s Vineyard provides a safe, confidential place to do this with the loving support of one another and of the retreat team – all of whom have been through the same retreat experience themselves. Rachel’s Vineyard helps all of us to once again believe in, and to experience, the power of God’s Infinite Mercy, which can heal all wounds, both the emotional and the spiritual wounds that we have suffered during our lifetimes – whether they came before, after, or during our abortion experiences.
We invite you to contact us, and to join us on one of these unique, but powerful retreats. May God bless you until that time!