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Episode 70: Survivor Story: Julie

by | Jun 10, 2020 | Divorce, Survivor Stories, The Flying Free Podcast | 4 comments

Julie homeschooled seven children in a 900 square foot home. Even though the Bible was used against her over and over again, she clung to her faith in God, and she eventually got out. 

Here’s her advice to others like her:

 “If you are a woman of faith, know in your heart that God is going to take care of you. If you are in an abusive marriage or relationship, He does not want you there. He will take care of you. Trust yourself. I stopped trusting myself so long ago. I couldn’t even trust myself to decide what conference to go to because I had to make sure it was okay with him. I would say you know what you must do and just trust that God is going to take care of you. I think that’s the hardest thing for us to do – to just step out and know in our hearts, we mouth it, we say it, but to know in our hearts that He is going to take care of us. And He will.”

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  1. Jane

    Thank you for telling us your story Julie. So many of us can relate to your painful struggles as well as find hope in your courageous journey.

    I would like to hear a survivor story every week, Natalie. May we please have more podcasts with interviews from survivors?

    • Natalie Hoffman

      We have a ton of survivor story videos in the Flying Free Sisterhood!

      • Jane

        Thanks, Natalie. I didn’t know that.

  2. Wendy

    So much of this story resonates with me. It is always shocking how our stories can be so similar. Thank you for sharing.


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