Deep, Dark Secret of Past Abortions

I wrote this ten years ago (From the National Catholic Register) but because of some things that have come up lately, I felt it was worth reposting….

When Couples Struggle With the Deep, Dark Secret of Past Abortions

Let sleeping dogs lie? Or reveal it so the marriage will be based on truth? A Catholic post-abortion counselor offers advice.

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In the sacrament of marriage, couples promise to love one another “for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish …”

“For better or for worse” would seem to include the ugliness of our sins.

In making this commitment, we are free to be our true selves and to learn and grow in the love of God, trusting that the other person will always be there for us — even when, in our human weakness, we fail.

The rest is here

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