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Episode 52 – Low-Cost Ways to Heal, Responding to “Two Sides to Every Story,” And More

by | Feb 5, 2020 | Healing from Spiritual Abuse, Listener Questions, The Flying Free Podcast | 4 comments

Join Natalie and Becky as they answer questions from followers of the Flying Free Facebook page, including:

QUESTION ONE: Since a lot of abuse involves financial abuse, lots of us are short of cash. What are some good low-cost ways a survivor can move forward in the healing process? For example, they don’t have money for counselors, therapists, or even the Flying Free group.

QUESTION TWO: When I went to my church for help in my emotionally abusive abandoned marriage, my pastor said that there are always two sides to every story, that he couldn’t choose sides, that we are all sinners, and that it is against the Bible for a woman to separate from her husband. He basically said that unless I had marks on my body to prove abuse there is no way for him to know how best to advise me. How would you, in the moment of conversation, have responded? How should I have responded?

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  1. Lorrie Hansen

    My daughter is the abused. I heard about your ministry and started listening to see what you have to say. I’ve sent her the link. Please pray for Kristin as she approaches mediation on 2/13/2020. She needs alimony and is fearful that he will manipulate, lie, and refuse to compromise and that it will then have to go to trial incurring substantially more legal fees, which she does not have. This has been a nightmare for three years. I will pray for your ministry. Thank you
    Hurting Mom of an abused daughter

  2. Unhappily Ever After

    What a great podcast!!
    Regarding the first question, for many moms with small children at home the most effective and convenient way to earn money these days would probably be online. The abundance of online options has really enabled SAHMs in a whole new way.

    I’ve tried homemade candles and soap, craft fairs and other things, but it wasn’t very effective, and in my area there’s no way I’d earn good money cleaning houses. So if one really wants the ultimate convenience and safety and always being there for the kids, think a bit about your skills and start a profile on Upwork, Fiverr and similar sites.

    I’m good at writing, so that’s what I do. I have published my own books and have sold articles to international magazines. I’m also a fiction editor and work with a company that provides me with constant employment, as well as take on private clients from time to time. I don’t have MUCH time, and I currently don’t earn very much per hour, but I do everything on my terms, on my time, and usually in my pajamas.

    In the author groups I hang out in, I often see people calling out for proofreaders, virtual assistants, book cover designers – if you’ve got an eye for design, learning Photoshop can be another thing you could do. In short, check out your options and in most cases you will find something you can do right from your living room couch.

    • Elyse

      This is a beautiful podcast. So many people don’t understand what financial abuse is. It took me a long time to admit to that! Flying Free sisterhood and Facebook FF are amazing lifelines for us in this situation or us who have left! Awesome!


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