I helped, educated, prayed for, listened to, gave truth, gave grace, hugged, and provided much more for numerous women who have dealt with unplanned pregnancies and babies. I worked at a pregnancy resource center for 6 years. I have a ton of knowledge about the abortion issue. I am also an expert in comprehensive sex education.
Many of these women are hurting, deceived, alone, afraid and clueless. They are desperate for truth about God’s love for them no matter what.
Banning abortions is a band-aid. Instead of prohibiting abortions let’s prevent abortion by providing knowledge of the process of a woman’s menstrual cycle and reproduction. Not just conveniently prescribe birth control (which is another band-aid and can cause physical issues later on in life.) Educate on God’s design for and the meaning of sex. Declare and teach the truth of God’s love through His son Jesus as another aspect of prevention. Having all this information may facilitate wise choices and promote change.
Let’s work on the heart, too. What is her desire? Why is she having sex out of order of God’s design? My book OUR HEART’S DESIRES: A Look at Love, Sex, Grace and Forgiveness focuses on the heart issue in depth. The abortion subject has numerous facets to it.
A woman’s choice is made in the bedroom. One of the main reasons for sex is to procreate, multiply and baby making. There is always a chance of conception with sex – with or without birth control because nothing is 100% effective except not having sex.
Sex is wonderful when done in the context of God’s design. Sex is not created as a selfish act. His purpose of sex is for the pleasure, bond, connection and covenant (among other things) of a husband and wife. It is a form of worship, an intimate act that bares our souls, a part of the marriage covenant and pleasure for both husband and wife. Sex is a normal, natural and sacred act. God created it for our good! There is nothing wrong with sex.
Our culture cheapens sex. Sex is devalued to a casual act, animal - like, no strings attached, a hook up or fling. Not hurting anyone. FALSE! Nothing in this world is free.
Having sex out of order with numerous people comes with a cost. The constant forming and breaking of physical bonds causes the brain to get numb from the pain of that connection shattering. Causing sex to lose its pleasure and making it harder for future serious long term relationships. The brain gets used to not being in lasting relationships. A pattern is formed of hook ups and break ups.
When sex is done out of order, like anything that derails us off of God’s path, we can experience pain from the bond break, unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, sex/porn addiction, depression, decreased sexual pleasure, negative physical and mental effects from abortion, low self – worth and other adverse issues.
The beautiful act of intimacy is lost. The media is deceiving people into believing untruths about this glorious, precious, toe – curling, soul baring act between a husband and wife.
Light or Darkness
God gave us the ability to choose, think and feel. Although God doesn’t want us to have sex outside of marriage, he can’t make us not do it. Just like He can’t make people love Him. All decisions we make bear a positive or negative result we experience. Every choice we make is life or death (not always physical death, a spiritual death). This has a ripple affect throughout the world. This is true for both believers and non - believers. Choose wisely.
I know this is a deep issue (which is why I wrote a book about it). But there is good news. God loves us so much. Because God knew we would have sin resumes, He sent His son Jesus to absorb all those sins for us and take the punishment we truly deserve. Jesus died on the cross and faced hell. When Jesus did this so we can be united with God again. Then three days later he walked out of the grave and chilled for a few days before going back home to God. Now He is up there helping us out as an intercessor, to God. When we believe that Jesus died for our sins, ask for God’s forgiveness and receive His forgiveness, we are free!! Free from sin, free from deception, free from guilt and shame, free to live life abundantly! There is so much more to this. Read the Bible for more information.
For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. 24 Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. 25 For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past, 26 for he was looking ahead and including them in what he would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate his righteousness, for he himself is fair and just, and he makes sinners right in his sight when they believe in Jesus. Romans 3:23-26 NLT
We matter to God. He loves us. His ways are for our good.
For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:13-16 NIV
Thanks for reading! Next post will cover menstrual cycle and reproduction. Knowledge is power. I would love your thoughts and comments. Please contact me if you need to talk to someone or want more information about this issue. Christina@shewhohonors.com I'm here to help.
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Christina Leeman MPH, CHES, writer and health educator, emboldens women to be the She Who Honors God with her all - body, thoughts, words, actions.
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