Surrendering the Secret

A Ministry Dedicated to Healing the Heartbreak of Abortion

Welcome to Surrendering the Secret (STS), a ministry designed to help women (and men) heal from the hurt of abortion. Abortion affects people of all walks of life. At STS we, provide resources for women that have had abortions, and opportunities for others to help support these women.


Help for those seeking help in healing from an abortion



For new or established leaders, we offer materials and online training.



Leader resources, Bible studies and books available in the shop.


Surrendering the Secret: Healing the Heartbreak of Abortion

Many women hide the secret of abortion deep in their hearts and they are suffering severe consequences. They carry a great burden of shame and failure, afraid to reveal their hidden pain, and by doing so are forced to endure the long-lasting effects in isolation. Surrendering the Secret will allow women to release this burden and find freedom through ‘redemptive community’ while experiencing hope and joy, as shame and failure are replaced with beauty.

Author Pat Layton, founder and president of A Woman’s Place Ministries, helps women find the path to healing through honest interactive Bible study, meaningful group experiences, and caring community.

Men Hurt Too

Surrendering the Heart of a Father: A Man’s Guide to Abortion RecoverY

Surrendering The Secret: Surrendering The Heart of the Father addresses the profound journey of the men whose lives have been affected by abortion. It is a powerful guide that helps hurting men to find healing and freedom from the loss and shame of a past abortion.

Help Us Heal the Heartbreak of Abortion

We have a huge goal for 2023. Be a part of delivering the Surrendering the Secret, Share Your Light kits to churches and pregnancy resource centers all across America.