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For over 30 years

Surrendering the Secret has been making a difference in crisis pregnancy intervention

Our History

Surrendering the Secret is a DBA of Life Impact Network a 501(c)3 NOT FOR PROFIT Ministry founded by Pat Layton in 1986 as a full-service crisis pregnancy intervention ministry. Under Pat’s leadership, over a 30 plus year journey, LIN grew exponentially into a multi-focused international ministry that included a pregnancy resources center (A Woman’s Place Medical Center in Tampa, Florida); Surrendering the Secret (STS) a post-abortion recovery outreach; a speaking and training ministry; an adoption agency and an abstinence education program.

In 2014 Pat redirected all crisis pregnancy intervention services of Life Impact Network and focused her efforts entirely on speaking, writing and expanding the international impact of STS. Life Impact Network continues to be led by Founder, President, and Author Pat Layton and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and a volunteer National Leadership Team.

What Drives Us

Abortion has been a readily available part of our culture since it’s legalization in 1973. Since then approximately 60 million abortions have been recorded in our nation, over 3,000 each day.

The Facts

Statistics estimate that close to 43% (1 out of 3) women of childbearing age have experienced an abortion. These are your sisters, mothers, wives, and friends. These women carry an incredible burden of silence and heartache. Many struggle for years with repressed memories, guilt, shame, and depression.

Most women feel they are not allowed to talk about their abortion experience, especially in church. The truth is many women who have had an abortion suffer from symptoms of post-abortion grief and trauma. Most often, neither the medical community nor the church understands abortion as a risk factor in a woman’s physical, spiritual or emotional health.

If you feel you have never completely healed or recovered from an abortion experience, or that a past abortion may be affecting your current quality of life, then Surrendering the Secret is for you.

This study offers an 8 step biblical healing modeled by women who have been where you are. Surrendering the Secret is a study designed to bring women together who understand the need for seeking peace with the past and desire a better understanding of God’s plan for making the most painful losses of our past work for His glory!

Our mission is to provide a supportive and confidential environment that facilitates healing and restoration from a past abortion and bringing a sense of hope and purpose for the future. If you have an abortion in your past, then join us in Surrendering the Secret by finding a group.

If you are a woman’s ministry leader or counselor who has or has not had a past abortion and desires to serve on our leadership team, please click the button below to obtain a ministry STARTER KIT.

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Our Team

Mike Layton

COO Life Impact Network

Director of Ministry Resources and Men’s Ministry

Dominique Lattin

Executive Assistant

Susan Sorenson

National Team Director

Pat Layton is the Founder and President of Life Impact Network, an international non-profit ministry based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Pat is a busy wife, Mom, and Grandmother “G” who spends her “spare time” as a national speaker, author and certified life coach. She is a popular keynote speaker for fundraising events and women’s conferences. Pat hosts a national woman’s conference called “Imagine Me…Set Free” and a “Unique Boutique Retreat” for small groups of women in leadership called REST QUEST. Pat writes articles for newspapers, blogs, newsletters, and ministry media, including Proverbs 31 Ministries, Lifeway, Focus on the Family, and Concerned Women for America. 

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