About Grief to Grace

Grief to Grace-Healing the Wounds of Abuse, is an internationally recognized spiritual and psychological journey offered to anyone who is suffering from the violation, trauma, degradation and lasting effects of sexual, physical, emotional or spiritual abuse.

Have you endured sexual abuse, rape, incest, neglect or other abusive acts in childhood, adolescence, or as an adult?

Have you suffered abuse at the hands of a spiritual leader, minister, or member of the clergy?

Grief to Grace is a process for helping victims of abuse to discover spiritual healing and transformation. It was created to end the isolation and secret pain and suffering of abuse victims within a supportive and confidential retreat setting.

The program is led by a professionally trained team and is based on a strong Christian foundation and solid psychological principles. Participants will embark upon a 5-day restorative journey of faith to find healing through the Living Scriptures, journaling, group activities, and therapeutic counseling.

It is a pilgrimage- meant to stop the emotional chaos of abuse, find a new beginning through Christ and in so doing, replace the suffering with a life capable of love and happiness that was lost as a victim of abuse.


Surprisingly, statistics show that 1 out of 5 women and 1 out of 20 men in the United States have been a victim of sexual and/or physical abuse.

We typically associate sexual abuse with rape by an unknown assailant however in many cases such abuse occurs in the home by someone who is known by the victim such as a family member, significant other or friend.

Many who have experienced sexual or physical abuse either cover it up or keep it a dark secret. The victims often feel conflicting emotions. They may feel shame and guilt or feel that they somehow encouraged or deserved what happened to them.

Victims carry the scars of abuse. Severe depression, suicidal thoughts or attempts, betrayal, self-loathing, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, fits of crying, nightmares, substance abuse, promiscuity and/or withdrawal from intimate relationships are all signs or symptoms of abuse.


New Heart of Texas holds its retreats at a confidential location, in a scenic and serene environment.  Each participant will have her/his own private room and all meals will be provided taking into account food allergies, etc.

A professionally trained staff will be waiting to welcome you and guide you on your journey to overcome the pain and grief of abuse. Come experience the safety, wholeness, joy, peace and blessings that are missing from your life at our Grief to Grace Retreat. Rekindle the spiritual fire within your heart and reclaim your inheritance as daughters and sons of God.

If you are interested in attending our upcoming Grief to Grace Retreat or would like more information, please contact New Heart of Texas Ministries at g2ginfo@newheartoftexas.org or call 866-763-6557.

Grief to Grace presents “Healing the Family from the Trauma of Abuse.” Have you suffered abuse and want to be healed? Do you have a friend, co-worker, or relative who has experienced trauma and wonder, “What can I do?”

Please watch this informative  video with speakers Dr. Theresa Burke, Founder/Author of Grief to Grace and Rachel’s Vineyard and Fr. Dominic Allain, International Pastoral Director for Grief to Grace to learn more about the amazing healing power of these retreats.