ReTested: The Story of a Post-Abortive Woman Called to Change the Conversation

ReTested is the first book in the Faces of Abortion Series, a pro-life response to the #shoutyourabortion movement.

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Book Description

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 tested at different times in her life. When she felt like she had no control, she survived the test while making life-altering “choices,” including abortion. After she educated herself about mental illnesses, she strived to fix everything. 

But after her fourth (and certainly not her final) test, Cheryl paused to reflect on how she has learned to respond to her siblings’ illnesses in a thriving way without stressing out or neglecting her own needs.

In this raw memoir, join Cheryl in 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.

About the Author

Cheryl Krichbaum is an author and speaker who is passionate about saving women from abortion by changing the conversation from a focus on politics and babies to a focus on women and men who are making life and death “choices” about their babies and themselves.

Cheryl earned her Technical Communication degree from the University of Minnesota and worked professionally as an instructional designer. Today, she is a wife, mother, and daughter of the King Most High. Connect with her at

ReTested Table of Contents


Feeling Neglected 
My Abortion “Choice”
Loveless Marriage
Getting My Past Out of My Future 


Striving to Fix His Circumstances 
Career Identity Crisis 
Why Don’t I Have Schizophrenia?
All Things Work Together for Good 


Peace That Passes All Understanding 
Helping Africa or Africa Helping Me
Changing the Conversation about Abortion
A Divine Surprise
Following Not Striving to Get Ahead
Naming Her 


Cheryl’s List for Contending
Cheryl’s Play Lists
About the Author
Notes (over 25 pages of resources)

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