The healing class was what finally set me free from my past with two abortions. I didn’t think God would forgive me or that I could forgive myself. Through the class I confronted what I had done and forgave myself, my babies’ fathers, and the abortion doctors. I was truly forgiven and set free. I had also suffered three miscarriages after I married my husband. The class allowed me to grieve for those babies also.

For his Glory,

Sue Hooker
Attending the Surrendering the Secret healing group was such an amazing experience. I was able to finally face my guilt and pain associated with my abortion. I found God’s love in that room each time I went, and I was able to accept his forgiveness. Sharing with other women who had experienced the same thing was so freeing and allowed me to grieve and feel the pain. I learned to allow my emotions to come out.
I learned God’s truth on how he loves me so! I learned my child’s name and how he is waiting for me in Heaven. I know my chains are gone and by God’s Grace I am free!
Julie Tynmann
The Surrendering the Secret post-abortion healing class was a radical turning point in my life, and with my walk with the Lord. I am at peace. I no longer live in shame. God has turned my awful decision to abort into a beautiful opportunity to minister to other broken women. He has truly given me “beauty for ashes!”
I was overwhelmed, but so thankful, that I could bring a tiny pair of shoes to honor my baby, and now I communicate with her as she will always be a part of me – a gift from God.
The Memorial helped me to acknowledge my child and lay him to rest in Christ’s arms.
Diane C.
The Surrendering the Secret class was a godsend. It provided an avenue for me to release pent up feelings and guilt I had been holding on to for years. Although I never denied my abortion experience, there were still some things I needed to acknowledge and let go of, so I could be free and move on in my life. I have attended Surrendering the Secret classes and I can say it has allowed me to do just that.
I went through the Forgiven and Set Free Bible study. God showed me that I had unforgiveness in my heart. When I was able to forgive others and accept the forgiveness the Lord Jesus had for me, I was set free and experienced a peace and joy that I had not dreamed possible.
For years I thought I was the only one hurt by abortion. The silence was deafening. Going to this class was one of the hardest things I’ve done, but definitely the most life-changing. My relationship with the Lord was restored, and I was able to grieve the loss of a child I had carried in my heart for decades. JOY and PEACE replaced guilt and shame, and God freed me from the chains of abortion.
Abortion Hurts God Heals

“Surrendering the Secret”

San Antonio, TX 78232
Contact: Virginia


Spring 2020 Class – Starting January 30th at 7:00 pm
To sign up:
Contact Virginia @210-789-8515

Wayside Chapel

“Redeemed and Restored”

San Antonio, TX 78213
Contact: Sherri


Any Woman Can

109 Gallery Circe, Suite 115
San Antonio, TX 78258

Call for availability of classes.

San Antonio Pregnancy Care Center

“Forvigen and Set Free”

7210 Louis Pasteur Dr, Suite 100
San Antonio, TX 78213
Contact: Gina
(210) 614-5433

Registrations are starting now for “Forgiven and Set Free” Thursday evenings from 6-8pm.  Classes held  Jan 31, 2019 – April 18.

Life Choices Medical Clinic

Life Choices Medical Clinic
3234 Northwestern Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78238

Hill Country Pregnancy Care Center

439 Fabra Street
Boerne, TX 78006
Contact: Yvonne

River City Community Church

“Forgiven and Set Free”
16765 Lookout Rd.
Selma, TX 78154
Contact: Gina Snow

Options for Life

1126 N. Loop 337
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Contact: Jane Mills

Northeast Bible Church

19185 Old F-M 2252
Garden Ridge, TX 78266
Contact: Suzan

South Texas Pregnancy Care Center

975 W. Court St.
Seguin, TX 78155

Rachel’s Journey
Confidential Phoneline

First Baptist Church NB

733 Cross Street
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Contact: Cynthia

Freedom Fellowship Church

410 Oak Run Point
New Braunfels, TX 78132
Contact: Jennifer Adams

Cypress Creek Church

120 E. San Antonio St.
San Marcos, TX 78666
Contact: Kathy Powell

Central Texas Lifecare

115 Warden Lane
San Marcos, TX 78666
Contact: Ginny

South Austin Pregnancy Care Center

4611 Manchaca Rd.
Austin, TX 78745
Contact: Lore

Northwest Fellowship

13427 Pond Springs Rd.
Austin, TX 78729
Contact: Mary Anne

The Church at Canyon Creek

9001 N Farm to Market Rd 6001
Austin, TX 78726
Contact: Amy Masters

Project Rachel of Austin

Diocese of Austin

Bannockburn Baptist Church South Austin

7100 Brodie Lane
Austin, TX 78745
Contact: Anna Hanna

Gateway Church

7104 McNeil Dr.
Austin, TX 78729

Restore My Heart

P.O. Box 6293
Round Rock, TX 78683
Contact: Karen Causey

Austin Lifechange Main Center

Main Center
1215 West Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78757

Contact: Pamela Flynn
Abortion Recovery Director
*Healing A Father’s Heart*
Contact: 512-762-7190

Austin Lifechange
Northwest Center

Northwest Center
2701 South Highway 183, Suite C, Austin, TX
Austin, TX 78641

Contact: Pamela Flynn
Abortion Recovery Director
*Healing A Father’s Heart*
Contact: 512-762-7190

“Come now, let us settle the matter,”
says the LORD.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red as crimson,
they shall be like wool.”
Isaiah 1:18



Surrendering the Secret by Pat Layton is a powerful study that helps you find the path to healing through honest, interactive Bible study; meaningful group experiences; unique journaling exercises; and a confidential caring community.


Disheartening numbers of women have undergone an abortion–and they need help to heal emotionally and spiritually. This study was developed out of Linda Cochrane’s own experience of being freed from the bondage of guilt and grief that followed her abortion. Forgiven and Set Free guides suffering and hurting women to bring their emotional scars from abortion “out of the dark past and into his holy light,” where true and lasting healing can take place. Appropriate Scriptures help women deal with issues such as relief, denial, anger, forgiveness, depression, letting go, and acceptance.


Save One will give you the necessary tools to assist in rebuilding your life. We offer help through group study, one-on-one help, or answering questions and giving encouragement through self-study. Together we can find the answers to the questions you may have. We will help you gain control of your stray emotions, free yourself of guilt, find your source of courage, renew your mind, experience how far God’s grace truly extends, and much more. You can begin again! you will learn how to overcome depressions, anger, denial, and guilt while being provided hope for a new beginning. Men’s study also available.


A Rachel’s Vineyard weekend is a chance to get away from all the daily pressures of work and family and focus on this painful time in your life through a supportive and non-judgmental process. The time away provides an opportunity to deeply enter the grieving process and identify all the ways your abortion may have affected you. Men’s, women’s, and couple’s retreats available. Catholic and Protestant.

P.O. Box 11351
Knoxville, TN 37939
(865) 524-3313

Deeper Still hosts weekend healing retreats for both women and men who have experienced or participated in an abortion as the mother or father of the child. We have 3 retreats a year at our home base in Knoxville, TN as well as retreats happening around the country in our 10 Deeper Still Chapters located in Tennessee, Georgia, West Virginia, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Arizona. and California. 


9862 Lorene Lane Suite 108
San Antonio, TX
210-342-HOPE or
Toll Free 888-456-HOPE (4673)
during regular business hours.
New Braunfels: 830-481-3546
Espanol: 210-722-4213

Saturday retreats offered monthly in San Antonio and 7 week group programs starting as needed using Raphael’s Way material.

My abortions changed my life; there is no doubt. The negative consequences grew like fungus throughout my body, heart and soul. But, my life was changed the day I decided to finally admit what I had done. God took my sins away and freed me from my bondage.

Saundra Decker

You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done. The saving of many lives.

Genisis 15:20

Through this class, I had great support from the women in the group. I saw the Truth from the Lord, I cried, smiled, shared, mourned, and celebrated the life of my beautiful baby girl.


I want everyone to know there is hope, healing, and forgiveness. How precious and great is our God that he sent his Son to us and that He died on the cross for our sins. Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. Think about him in all your ways and he will guide you on the right paths.