Hi!  I am so excited you found our Bible Study for woman, who have gone
through an abortion and desire to find healing.  This bible study was
written with the intent to lead you through the healing process.  You can
email me at anytime.  I will faithfully try to correspond to any questions you
have.  All of the Bible studies are offered to you at no charge.  We do offer
a donation button for you to use if you want to donate, but this is not

Let me introduce myself.  My name is Margie Overmiller, MA.  I have a
master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling; I have been counseling for over
twenty years now.  I am one of the co-founders of Elisha's Home and
Ministries.  My husband, Pastor Tim and I co-pastor with Pastor Rob and
Dr. Peg Ford on the pastoral team.  My husband and I have been married
for thirty-five years; we have two sons and two grandchildren at the
present time.  I also have a daughter, Melissa, in Heaven.  We also have a
God daughter, Ariel.   

I am going to share my story with you.   Sharing the secret will be the first
step in your declaration of freedom.  After you read my testimony feel free
to share your story with me.  Everything is confidential and personally
emailed directly to me.  If you desire me to respond to your email, please
tell me in your email.  

I came from a middle class family.   My dad traveled and was away from
the home most of the time.   When he was home, the bar called his
name.   I was an unattached child.  My mom became ill; thus, I was
separated from her. Praise God for my grandmother who raised me for
the first year of my life. We went to church as a family and learned young,
how to wear that plastic face.  We had the perfect happy family - plastic
face and all!   I grew up unattached and desiring to be loved.   

As a teenager, I was looking for love in all the wrong places.   Let me ask
you, why do so many teens find what they are looking for?   Let me tell you
the world offers them all the counterfeits they want.  I was your typical party
teen – I smoked, and drank.  I started smoking and drinking at ten years
old.  My drinking and smoking continued until I was in my early twenties.    I
was looking for someone to love me.   At the age of fifteen years old, I met
a young man, who thought he loved me.   Within a year, I was pregnant at
the age of fifteen.  Those counterfeits never last too long.    

I was about two months along when I took my pregnancy test to the local
Plan Parenthood agency. Do you know what they offered me?   You
guessed it!  They said, “Are you planning to keep your baby, or do you
want to get an abortion?”
 How nice!  The Quick Fix!  I really wanted to
keep the baby in my heart, but was so confused; I didn’t know how I would
support a baby.  

I went to my family doctor, who explained that it is only a blob. “It would be
so much safer if you just aborted.”   I was smarter than the doctors - I said
very boldly, “I think we are talking about a baby here.”   

Now, we are talking about the era when abortions first were legalized
thirty-nine years ago.  As a society we haven’t become any smarter; we
are still selling the same bill of goods to women.    We now have 3- D
ultrasounds.   We are so smart!  

I was told, “It is the
Quick Fix; no one will know - what would people
say?”   Well, I submitted one time to my parent’s wishes, when I believe I
should have fought.   I was taken to an abortion clinic in Washington, DC
by my dad.  It was dirty; it looked like a motel with rooms…..not what you
thought a medical facility would look like.  They made sure that I left with
contraception.   They kept repeating, “We don’t want to see you back here
again.”  Trust me; I didn’t want to go back there again!  

I am here to tell you it wasn’t a quick fix.   The moment the abortion was
done, part of my heart was torn apart with that baby’s departure.   
I cried for days, weeks, years.  I suffered with depression.   I was suicidal.   
If this was such a quick fix why did it hurt so much inside?    

I was in high school.  I was supposed to be having the best time of my life.
I was dying inside.  I was crowned as the homecoming queen at my
school.  Most girls would think that is awesome to win!  I stood there and
said to myself - Wow, I won!  If they only knew, who I really was, they never
would have voted for me.  

I suffered for eleven years with anger, bitterness, and unforgiviness toward
my dad, who took me and myself, which was the hardest person to
forgive.   One thing my Dad did say that still sticks is that if I wouldn’t have
signed, they wouldn’t have done it; but that was after the abortion!  Trust
me if he said that before - well, I wouldn’t be writing this testimony.    I
WAS FIFTEEN!!!!   I could sign for my own abortion; I didn’t need a
parent.  How sad!!!!    I wore the plastic face on the outside and was dying
on the inside.  

I thought God would never love me; I just knew He would pay me back one
day!  I married my husband, Tim, at the young age of nineteen.  When I got
pregnant, I thought that it should have been a joyous time for my husband
and me.   Well, I thought that if I would love this child, just when I did, God
would take it from me.   I had such a warped belief system of God.

Nurses asked me in the hospital, while completing papers,  after my child
was born,  " Ask me how many pregnancies did I have? "  I told her this
was my first.   "I see here you had an abortion.”   HEY, I THOUGHT NO
ONE WOULD KNOW!!!!!!  I wanted to scream that at the nurse.   I was an
emotional wreck after that. Here I am holding my little one dealing with all
kinds of emotions and you ask me this ????

I thought God could never use me.   My suffering lasted for over eleven
years until I went to a healing workshop.   (Insert from your forgiveness

One thing that really set me free was
Dr. Gary Wood’s testimony of when
he died and went to heaven and came back to tell us the story.  He saw
angels; he thought they were playing with modeling clay - shaping and
modeling, they were all the aborted babies in heaven.  So I will see my
baby again in heaven.  God thinks every baby is important.  

So all this gives woman of post abortion hope.  I have been counseling
others for over twenty years, helping women that have gone through this in
their life.     So I pray this is your first day of your journey and as you go
through each lesson, you will learn how healing will set you free.    

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