Deliver Me: Hope, Help, & Healing through True Stories of Unplanned Pregnancy

Deliver Me: Hope, Help, & Healing through True Stories of Unplanned Pregnancy

by Dianne E Butts
Deliver Me: Hope, Help, & Healing through True Stories of Unplanned Pregnancy

Deliver Me: Hope, Help, & Healing through True Stories of Unplanned Pregnancy

by Dianne E Butts


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When you're pregnant and don't know what to do - whether you're pro-choice or pro-life - you need to hear from people who have been there and made all the choices you're faced with.

She stares at the test strip, palms clammy, breathing uneven. She's never felt more alone. Tears blur her vision. Panic edges in.

An unplanned pregnancy can leave emotional wounds that take years to heal. The options are many: abortion, adoption, keeping the child. The questions are even more: How? Why? Where can you go for help? What do you do?

Deliver Me: Hope, Help & Healing through True Stories of Unplanned Pregnancy explores each of the choices and their after-effects, highlighting the most sensitive moments women and men in unplanned pregnancies face, and how it affects grandparents, friends, and other loved ones. You'll find

  • More than 50 intriguing true stories
  • Interesting facts and statistics
  • Practical help
  • Valuable resources

Whether you're a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy, a man whose partner is, or a friend or family member who wants to help, you'll find hope in the stories of others who walked this journey and faced the same decisions.

Is your pregnancy in your past? Regardless of what its outcome was, you'll find kindness, compassion, and healing. You've dealt with the pain long enough. It's time to discover your healing.

"For you, Lord, have delivered me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before the Lord in the land of the living." Psalm 116:8-9, NIV

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983164906
Publisher: Connections Press
Publication date: 04/12/2011
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Theme Scriptures

Chapter 1: Who Faces Unplanned Pregnancy?
"I'm Not Pregnant, But . . ." by Phyllis Allen
"First Impressions" by Vera Cole*

Chapter 2: What About Her Family?
"Heartbroken Family" by Janne Strobel Collins
"Tina and Mia" by Sue Tornai
"Misty's Life Choice" by Helena Holmes*
"A Home for Janie and Molly" by Lucy Neeley Adams

Chapter 3: When a Woman Considers Abortion
"What Some May Call a Mistake" by Tina Brock
"Her Soul Question" by Janne Strobel Collins
"God Will Forgive Me" by Marcia Samuels* as told to Dianne E. Butts
"Out on a Ledge" by Connie Suarez

Chapter 4: Learning from Those Who Have Experienced Abortion
"It's Never Over" by Tina Brock
"Multiple Mercies" by Joyce Zounis
"Sing, O Barren Woman" by Kyleen Stevenson-Braxton
"Deliver Me" by Erin Di Paolo
"Living Well" by Ann Eppard
"The Choice" by Chris Jackman
"Finding Forgiveness" by Helen Hoover
"Second Chances" by Jami Sims
"The Face in the Mirror" by Brittany Valentine
"One More Victim" by Connie Suarez

Chapter 5: For, By, and About Men
"Cowboy Up" by Scotty Vaughn as told to Dianne E. Butts
"Living with Choices" by Dan Ambrecht
"Life After Abortion" by Carol McGalliard
"A Father After All" by Carol McGalliard
"Life is Precious" by Jim Schultz as told to Helen Hoover
"The Sign" by Oddie Strayhand as told to Sue Tornai

Chapter 6: Helping Her Keep Her Child
"Bridgeway" by Jade Chartier as told to Dianne E. Butts
"House of Light, House of Love" by Pamela S. Thibodeaux
"The Miracle Baby, Anna,* and More" by Marcia Samuels* as told to Dianne E. Butts
"Turning Point" by Helena Grant
"A Cup of Water" by Bonnie Watkins
"Double Christmas Blessings" by Mary Ann Smith* as told to Dianne E. Butts

Chapter 7: When a Woman Gives Her Child for Adoption
"Quilted with Love" by Marilyn M. Scott
"Choosing the Best" by Emily Parke Chase
"The Right Choice" by Anita Estes
"Two Different Kinds of Love" by Karie Hughes
"The Life Savers®" by Shirley A. Reynolds
"Release" by Joyce Sykes

Chapter 8: Who Are These People Who Help Women Find Options?
"Because of One Son" by Judy Sluppick
"Harley Grandpa" by George Sluppick
"My Crumbling Wall" by Sonja Bates
"My Mental File" by Kelly J. Stigliano
"Grace Answered the Phone" by Anne S. Grace
"At the Mall" by Rita Leone-Reyes
"Life Line" by Joyce Sykes
"It's All About Me" by Connie Ambrecht
"A Change of Heart" by Rita Leone-Reyes as told to Dianne E. Butts

Chapter 9: Reaching Out, Helping People, and Preventing Unplanned Pregnancy
"New Birth" by Emily Parke Chase
"Have Children. Need Help." by Karen Reno Knapp
"Campus Life 101" by Emily Parke Chase
"Hope's Sexual Integrity Class" by JoAnn Valdez as told to Dianne E. Butts
"The Queen of Sexual Healing" by Patrice Egging
"Georgia Red Clay" by John McNeal
"Just for Laughs" by Emily Parke Chase

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