Guest blogger, Dr. Deb Douglas, is the Minister to Women, First Baptist Church, Bossier City, LA . She wrote this article our of her own experience with women in her church who have had an abortion. Be sure to watch the web cast recordings of Surrendering the Secret Part 1 & 2 with Pat Layton as you reach out to these hurting women. Women with post-abortion trauma may already be in … [Read more...]

Did you miss this webcast? It's not too late to view both part one and part two of the Surrendering the Secret webcast!Without question abortion can be one of the most sensitive and divisive topics facing the church today. After 37 years and over 55 million reported lives lost, statistics reveal that as many as 1 out of 3 women in our church families are hiding the heartbreak of a past … [Read more...]

GALS! We have not 1 but 2 live Web casts today on LIfeWay Women Live! 1. The first one will be the My Abundance Kick off Webcast where we will announce the grand prize winner and runner ups of the contests and show their videos. Kelly Minter and Angie Smith will co-host with me and we'll also have special guests Angela Thomas, Tammie Head, Vicki Courtney and Jennifer Rothschild. This live show … [Read more...]

The winner of Surrendering the Secret Bible study is comment number 9 (selected by, and that comment belongs to Wendy of Congratulations, Wendy and thanks so much to all of you who participated. Wendy, if you'll email me at with your address, I'll send you your kit. Hope y'all are having a great Tuesday! … [Read more...]

We had over 400 women join us last Tuesday at the live webcast with Pat Layton dealing with post abortion healing. Many women also communicated with one another via chat during the webcast. Below is an article by Pat from the January issue of HomeLife Magazine. Article ~ Many Women attending and serving in our churches have had one or more abortions. How can the church help these wounded women … [Read more...]

 Join hosts Chris Adams, Senior Lead Women’s Ministry Specialist, Paige Greene, Director of LifeWay Women Training and Events, and Pam Case, Director of LifeWay Women to view the recording of the January 18, 2011 Webcast…LifeWay Women Live: All Access—Sneak Peek of 2011 Events, Training and Resources with and special guest authors Beth Moore (by video), Angela Thomas, Angie … [Read more...]

Post by Pat Layton If my "Prayer Chair" could talk it might tell you some pretty soapy secrets about my life. It's true isn't it? If you are like me, a look back at my prayer journal reveals the real condition of my heart on any given day, during any given season. Psalms 139 says that God knows everything about us anyway. He not only knows the heart condition, He even knows the overflow of the … [Read more...]

This blog post written by Pat Layton, author of Surrendering the Secret Jer 9:20 (NIV) Now, O Women, hear the word of the Lord, open your ears to the words of His mouth--Teach your daughters to wail (utter a prolonged, inarticulate, mournful cry in grief or suffering) teach one another a lament (To feel and show grief, sorrow or regret). The line that follows these words of scripture says, "Death … [Read more...]