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I am not the right person to talk about the politics surrounding abortion. My 1-1/2 page introduction to the book is as political as I'll get. If you want to talk politics, please contact Abby Johnson.
My first audience is pro-life Christians. We need to get this thing right within our own church family. We are the church, and the abortion rate within the church is as high as 36%. It should be zero.
Discussing abortion with our friends and family is an opportunity to show the love of Christ like Jesus did with the woman at the well and the woman caught in adultery. I believe in attracting people to the pro-life movement and to Christ with honey, not vinegar. Let me help your audience choose sweet words that tell the truth in love.
The pro-choice movement has moved passed the "is it a baby?" debate. Today, it doesn't matter. Even after the baby is born, politicians are advocating for abortion after-the-fact, or infanticide. Trying to explain that the pre-born are babies no longer matters. So now what do pro-lifers say?
Here's what we say: Abortion is bad for women. I know this personally—because I had an abortion.
The pro-choice movement has long been arguing for women while the pro-life movement argues for babies. Let's do what we should have been doing all along: Let's talk about how abortion is bad for women.
The Faces of Abortion Series aims to equip the pro-life movement to speak about what abortion does to women. In future books in the series, you will hear abortion stories from many women who are now regretful, post-abortive Christians. You'll hear from them directly about why they "chose" abortion and the devastating effects on their lives.
I knew the Lord wanted me to write book two before I knew about book one, ReTested. I had already begun talking to other women about writing their stories when the Lord impressed on me that I had to write my own first.
I wrote the book in about a month, thinking that it was done. Then God showed me that my story was not complete. He allowed the circumstances that resulted in the last three chapters. And that's when I understood that my story was about more than abortion
ReTested is about learning how to respond to difficult situations. If we can learn to respond well to life's tests, we won't be so quick to "fix" situations ourselves.
Whether you're personally affected by abortion or not, read this book to learn how to respond to life's tests. Read this book to be reminded that Christ came to set us free.
Read this book to learn how the abortion-minded think. Read this book to see abortion from a different perspective--not to convert you to pro-choice. MAY IT NEVER BE! But to equip you for those coffee-shop or social-media conversations about this very controversial topic.
The following statistics are from Care Net’s 2016 research, “Study of Women Who Have Had an Abortion & Their Views on Church.”
If you are a Christian radio station that is for all ages, such as WGTS in Washington, DC and KTIS in the Twin Cities (both of which are mentioned in ReTested), we can talk about the book without mentioning abortion because I talk about the effect of worship music on me as I was tested by life in the third section of the book.
Below are family-friendly discussion points.
My daily playlist:
More that move me:
I am not an expert on mental illness nor on homelessness. I can only speak to my experience as sister to two mentally ill people, one who appears to believe in Christ and one who adamantly denies Him. My ministry is about abortion. However, I would like to encourage hurting families, and for that reason only, I include the following potential discussion questions.
PRONUNCIATION: Share-ell (not Shirley) K-rich-bomb (not Kirch-bomb)—although it's a German last name, we pronounce it American-style: just like it is spelled. KR-itch-bomb.
AGE: I turn 50 later this year! (and not ashamed to tell anyone)
LIVES: In northern Virginia near Washington, DC; originally from Minnesota; lived south of Atlanta for a few years (I talk about all three in the book)
MARRIED: to Russ; we have two boys, who are teen/tween (Russ is not the father of my aborted baby.)
EYES: As I talk about in the book, I was born with my left eyelid closed. I have had four surgeries to open the lid, and now it doesn't like the close. My right eye acts normally. The effect is that I wink at people. Most people don't notice or don't say anything, but some people do and wonder if I'm being insincere or if I'm flirting with them. I am not flirting, but Russ didn't know that when I met him, and as a result he asked me out on a date. So, my birth defect helped me land the love of my life!
PROFESSION: scientific and technical writer, instructional designer, project manager, writing teacher
Cheryl Krichbaum is a speaker, writer, and creator of online Bible studies. She is passionate about speaking directly to the concerns of abortion-minded women, an audience she knows well because she used to be one of them.
Cheryl had an abortion when she was 17. Today, her daughter would be 31 years old. She honors her daughter by helping the pro-life speak directly to pro-choice concerns so that abortion in The Church is reduced from 36% to ZERO.
How can we expect God to move on the politics of abortion when The Church is littered with abortion and extra-marital sex?
As Cheryl describes in ReTested, she didn't want to be in the abortion conversation. She had shared her Christian testimony more than once in churches and didn't feel well-received.
But when God made it clear that He wanted Cheryl to share her story and teach others why abortion is bad for women, she got the God-inspired idea to tell the stories of many post-abortive women. "Women need to hear from women."
Because she was avoiding the abortion conversation, Cheryl didn't even know there was a #ShoutYourAbortion hashtag. After naming the book series Faces of Abortion, Cheryl learned about #ShoutYourAbortion was a thing and became even more determined to #ShoutYourAbortionRegret.
The Faces of Abortion Series will tell many stories of post-abortive, repentant Christian women (and men) who can help us understand what led them to abort, who or what influenced their "choice," and how God has reconciled with them.
The series will also include the results of studies that show the psychological effects of abortion. The goal is to equip pro-life Christians so that they know what to say in their coffee-shop and social-media conversations.
Even though Cheryl had begun asking women to share their stories for the book series, the Lord impressed on her that she needed to tell her own story first. Perhaps the world needs to understand why this topic is so close to her heart. Perhaps The Church needs to understand why abortion-minded women have closed their ears to what Christians have to say about abortion. Perhaps ReTested is about more than abortion.
In ReTested, readers will learn that every life test is an opportunity to choose Christ and follow Him—truly follow Him, not strive to get ahead of Him. Through worship-based prayer and worship music, Cheryl learned to thrive despite life's tests. Learn right along with her, whether your tests have to do with abortion or mental illness or parenting or some other topic. You, too, can be strong in the Lord.