You may have heard it said that you can’t have a testimony without a test. For Cheryl, that test is defined by her siblings’ schizophrenia—siblings, plural—a test that Cheryl keeps retaking.
How do you respond to life’s tests?
- I simply survive the test
- I strive to fix everything
- I thrive with confidence
Cheryl has responded in all three ways. When she felt like she had no control, she survived the test while making life-altering “choices,” including abortion. After she educated herself about schizophrenia, she strived to fix everything.
After her fourth (and certainly not her final) test, Cheryl paused to reflect on how she learned to respond to her siblings’ schizophrenia in a thriving way without stressing out or neglecting her own needs and to reflect on how the abortion conversation needs to change.
In this raw memoir, you’ll encounter abortion, divorce, homelessness, career identity crisis, uninvited judgment, and really good music. Cheryl invites you into her journey from pro-choice to pro-life, from unrealized pain to complete healing, from surviving her life circumstances, to striving to fix everything, and now thriving even though the tests continue.
It’s time to change the abortion conversation, shed light on what it does to women, and respond to #shoutyourabortion. Get started with this first book in the Faces of Abortion Series.
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Table of Contents
1. Feeling Neglected
2. My Abortion “Choice”
3. Loveless Marriage
4. Getting My Past Out of My Future
5. Striving to Fix His Circumstances
6. Career Identity Crisis
7. Why Don’t I Have Schizophrenia?
8. All Things Work Together for Good
9. Peace That Passes All Understanding
10. Helping Africa or Africa Helping Me
11. Changing the Conversation about Abortion
12. A Divine Surprise
13. Following Not Striving to Get Ahead
14. Naming Her
Cheryl’s Contending List
Cheryl’s Play Lists
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