Deb Ives is a woman of strong Christian faith and knows the personal grief, heart break and sadness that abortion and pregnancy loss bring.
Heartfelt Family Services truly began in 1996, as its founder began her own personal journey to finding all God had for her as a Christian woman, wife and mother.
After years of Biblical Education and Leadership Development classes that God used along with Christian women and Bible teachers who mentored her, her secrets were confronted, forcing her to make a decision to be honest with God or to continue to harbor her secrets. She chose to be honest with God about all the deep places in her heart leading her to turn over her past, present and future completely to Him.
That decision resulted in finding the real peace and joy she craved, and the intimacy with her Savior, whose love and forgiveness continues to transform her life.
Deb Ives has served faithfully in her local church, also as a volunteer for various Abortion Recovery Ministries as a Group and One to One Facilitator; Volunteer counselor at Pregnancy Resource Centers; Speaker & Michigan Coordinator for Silent No More Awareness Campaign, Speaker for 40 Days for Life and Is Founder of Heartfelt Family Services in Michigan.
Deb Ives is currently the President/Executive Director Heartfelt Family Services. She is a certified Biblical Counselor for Life Issues as well as Abortion Recovery through Masters International School of Divinity. Deb is a Community Bible Teacher and is the current ARIN Ambassador to Michigan. She is also a Life Affirming Specialist through International Institute of Education Standards. Deb is a member of many organizations such as Abortion Recovery InterNational, Heartbeat International, Macomb County Domestic Violence Peer Counselor and Michigan Rescue & Restoration Coalition. She is a board member for an organization called “The Matthew 18 Group.”