questions and answers

Suffering Because of an Abortion You Could Not Stop?
Perhaps your girlfriend or wife had an abortion against your will. You may have been powerless to stop her decision and protect your child. Fathers do not have any rights when their partner is making a decision to abort. Rachel’s Vineyard will help you to grieve your loss and deal with the powerful feelings of anger and depression you are struggling with.

Can I Attend a Retreat with My Wife?
Yes! Couples who attend a retreat with their spouse report an increase in communication, intimacy, and trust in their relationship-areas negatively impacted by abortion. We understand that each couple is different, there are situations where attending as a couple is not possible or desirable, and sometimes each person can be at different stages of their healing journey. However don’t be afraid to ask your spouse to accompany you on the retreat, especially if you are both parents of the aborted child. Even if your spouse was not involved in the abortion(s), there is still a great benefit to attending the retreat together.

What are some of the symptoms of Post Abortion Trauma?

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Avoidance
  • Depression/Denial
  • Dissociation
  • Flashbacks
  • Hostility
  • Hypervigilance
  • Memories
  • Nightmares
  • Numbing
  • Somatization
  • Re- Enactment of Trauma
  • Self-Harm
  • Self Medication
  • Suicidal Tendencies
  • Alcohol/Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders

Other Frequently Asked Questions

– Afraid to attend a retreat?
– Would a man benefit from attending a Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat?