This past week I was counseling a man who is having great difficulties in his marriage, and his wife wants to divorce him. He loves her and their seven children deeply. As he talked, he eventually shared that prior to marriage he had a girlfriend and got her pregnant, and she aborted their baby, his first child. He didn’t think it had any effect upon him. However . . . If my friend truly realizes what he and his girlfriend did, and is “made sorrowful to the point of repentance . . . according to the will of God,” then his soul will be healed and the compassion of Christ will flow freely through him to his wife."