Too often we have private things, personal things that are unseen or hidden in our lives, much like the many secrets at Misselthwaite Manor in the novel Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

As the Craven family well knew, secrets brought misery and misery beat only more of itself and sadness made everyone around you sad. The garden where the secrets originated and were kept was a cold dismal place – ugly, dry and dead – locked up and abandoned. Then a child, Mary Lennox came to live with the Cravens. She moved in, soon found the garden and the secret door to the garden and began to visit and play there. Mary worked the soil, planted flowers and discovered the secrets. Soon the garden was in bloom and hurts healed and life restored. Joy and laughter filled the garden and Misselthwaite once again.

Our hidden wounds no matter how deep and how ugly can also be healed. Life can be restored to us if we are willing to disclose them to the Lord and allow Him to work in us. The Bible study Forgiven and Set Free by Linda Cochrane guides women through a process of facing their abortion, forgiveness, healing and restoration. Many women have found peace and freedom while participating in this study. We encourage you to call today to enroll in the next available class if you are struggling with this issue, or if you just want to talk.

Healing, Empowering and Restoring those who have experienced abortion.

“Forgiven and Set Free”

Whatever the reason for her abortion, a woman may suffer emotional pain, guilt trauma and depression.  The intensity differs with each person as well as the woman’s response to her pain.  Secret Garden Ministries offers a 10 week Bible study entitled: “Forgiven and Set Free” by Linda Cochrane.  During this group study participants are guided on a journey of healing, forgiveness, grief, acceptance and restoration.  The group sessions are private and confidential.  They are led by trained post-abortion counselors and offer a safe place to share and talk.

About Us: Secret Garden Ministries seeks to help women who have experienced abortion to have a life of purpose, joy, freedom and peace.  Healing comes through forgiveness. Empowering comes by knowing your true identity in Christ.  Restoring comes from the grace and mercy of Almighty God.

Are you hurting, but can’t make it to an in-person Secret Garden meeting? We are pleased to announce a new way to conduct these highly sensitive meetings through ZOOM. You can experience healing and forgiveness from the comfort and safety of your own home. You don’t have to do this alone. Walk with other women who understand. All meetings will be private and confidential.



To join these Secret Garden meetings, please contact Carrie at



Women’s Virtual Intensive Oct 7-9th 2022

An Even Place abortion recovery ministry is a Bible-based study. This study is done virtually via zoom. Testimonies of the women who have gone through this study are so powerful and life-changing.


Sign up today; there are a few spots open. We meet in small group settings so every person has an opportunity to process, talk and learn how to move forward in peace.


Sign up at                       Cell # (931)308-EVEN



Men’s abortion healing retreat Sept. 8-11th 2022


If you are ready to reconcile this part of your past so you can move on this retreat is for you. Have you wondered why the thoughts never leave your heart and mind? We have answers! This retreat will not only answer your questions but set you free. It’s time to bring these things out of the shadows and into the loving, compassionate, light of Truth. It’s time to heal and be made whole.


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All groups (both virtual and in-person) utilize the “Forgiven and Set Free” or the “Healing a Father’s Heart” bible study curriculum. This study focuses on areas of the heart affected by an abortion experience, such as anger, depression, denial, forgiveness, etc. These studies and our compassionate leaders will lead each participant down their own personal journey of healing, where the final outcome is freedom from shame and guilt.


Carrie Serrell

Client Advocate for Alpha’s Glory and

Member of Advisory Board for An Even Place

Norma Cox

Client Advocate for Alpha’s Glory and

Member of Advisory Board for An Even Place