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Episode 72: Theresa Burke, Ph.D., Founder of Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries

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Join hosts Karen Garnett and Brett Attebery as they welcome Theresa Burke, Ph.D., Founder of Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries, to The National Prayer Luncheon for Life Pro-Life Impact Show! Hear the amazing stories of these beautiful healing ministries’ origins and expansion. In 1986, Dr. Burke started one of the first therapeutic support groups for women who had experienced the trauma of abortion after founding The Center for Post-Abortion Healing. Rachel’s Vineyard: A Psychological and Spiritual Journey for Post-Abortion Healing was then published in 1994: a unique support group model for counselors, offering a very concrete, emotional experience for women who were grieving the loss of their aborted children. In 1995, Dr. Burke adapted and expanded the curriculum into a format for weekend retreats. Soon individuals seeking healing began to travel from other states to experience this very effective, sensorial healing process. Rachel’s Vineyard has now grown to over 1000 retreats annually – for women and men – offered by 375 sites in 49 states and 70 countries! Dr. Burke has additionally created the weeklong Grief to Grace healing program for victims of sexual abuse, as well as the Duty to Heal program for the military community – each with tremendous impact. We could not begin to adequately thank Dr. Burke and her teams for their decades of work in these critical healing ministries – because “Everyone Deserves to Heal!” We pray you will be equally blessed by this inspiring conversation!


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