Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe. -I Timothy 4:12
The Portland LifeGuard Sexual Integrity program offers various studies about building and maintaining healthy relationships. The curriculum is designed for sessions with “tweens” (ages 9-12), teens (13-19), and adults (20 and over). In individual or group session, the program covers topics about abstinence until marriage, healthy sexual relationship boundaries, sexual abuse, and establishing a healthy marriage. The program can be presented in schools, either faith-based or public, and youth groups to teach young adults about healthy sexual boundaries. As individuals participate in the program, they earn credit for gift cards at area stores. You can learn more about Portland LifeGuard online or contact ABBA today.
Post Abortion Recovery
For God sent not His son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him would be saved. -John 3:17.
I will repay you for the years the locust have eaten. -Joel 2:25a
Approximately 1 million abortions occur each year. One million women who made a decision that will impact them for the rest of their lives. ABBA, A Women’s Resource Center want women to find emotional and spiritual healing for their abortion decision. The Post Abortion Recovery program, either in a group or individual setting, consists of 10 weeks of sessions to move past the guilt, shame and hurt to find the love and forgiveness the Lord can provide. If you, or someone you know, needs to find healing from a past abortion, contact ABBA to find out more information.
The Gift of Time
He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. -Psalm 112:7
Some women may have to experience the loss of an adverse prenatal diagnosis which will take the life of their preborn or newborn baby. ABBA, A Women’s Resource Center provides a bridge of support for women who, even after the diagnosis, do not medically terminate their pregnancy.
Through gentle and compassionate support, women are assisted to make meaningful plans to honor the lives of their child. Women are supported from the time of the diagnosis until end-of-life. Each woman is provided with individualized care tailored to their specific needs, including offering ultrasound keepsake pictures, Bible studies, birth plans, and assistance with memorial services.
If you know of someone that needs support during a time such as this, please contact ABBA in order to learn more about the program.
Explore Your Spirituality
My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. -Colossians 2:2-3
Every client has the choice to learn more about a relationship with the Lord. At ABBA, A Women’s Resource Center, women can enroll in Bible studies to learn more about her personal relationship with God and how to apply His principles into her daily situation. Contact ABBA to find out more information.
ABBA, A Women’s Resource Center would like to partner with businesses to continue to provide keepsakes as well as memorial service assistance for women in the Gift of Time program. Contact ABBA to discuss your in-kind donation.
Volunteer your time to counsel young women and men in either the Portland LifeGuard Sexual Integrity program or the Post Abortion Recovery program. All training is provided by ABBA, A Women’s Resource Center. Contact ABBA for more information.