PATH uses Save One for women, and Save One The Men's Study for men, by Sheila Harper. These workbooks are divided into chapters which are very similar to the stages of grief. Many of our Bible study leaders and retreat team members have been in your shoes. They have participated in the PATH programs and are living proof that healing is possible!
How are small groups structured?
Our small groups meet for about 12-14 weeks, once a week, for 1 and ½ to two hours each time. Our groups are small. We usually have 3 to 4 participants in each group, and two facilitators. We sometimes include an “intern” in the group. This is an individual who has taken our training, and is learning to facilitate. If you choose to participate in a bible study, you will have a couple of hours of homework each week. This homework is essential to your healing! Although you might be seeking fellowship and support, which you will find in PATH, it is the Scriptures…God speaking to YOU, which provide lasting healing!
Why can’t I just buy the book and do this on my own?
You can just buy the book and fill out the questions on your own, but we don’t recommend it. We have known of few women or men who have successfully dealt with their abortion experience in this way. Because abortion is a grief issue (see sidebar), we have found that it is helpful to grieve with others who understand. At what other time are we expected to grieve over a loss all alone? In the case of abortion, not only are we expected to grieve alone, but we are expected to return, fully functioning to school, work or family as if nothing happened. Many of our loved ones simply do not want to hear about our grief. We often feel isolated and wonder if our feelings are normal. So, the small group helps us to feel validated, understood, and accepted.
Are the Bible studies co-ed? No, we offer a separate study for men.
We respect your privacy. All correspondence to PATH is confidential.
PATH, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit and Catholic based ministry which provides a safe place for all individuals suffering from post abortion trauma to grieve their loss and reconcile with themselves, others, and God. We have staff available via call or text at (404) 717-5557 and en español (470) 258-3433.