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What is Gaslighting in a Toxic Narcissistic Relationship?

What is Gaslighting in a Toxic Narcissistic Relationship?

You spend every conversation talking in circles, being told why you’re always at fault, apologizing for anything he did wrong, and feeling like a piece of human trash. The chance that you’re experiencing gaslighting is 100%. It’s a favorite tactic among abusers because it’s extremely effective. This podcast is a one-two punch of knowledge and empowerment, exactly what women stuck in the mire of gaslighting need.

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But I Don’t Want to Hurt Anyone!

But I Don’t Want to Hurt Anyone!

What if your desire to avoid hurting anyone is actually the reason you ARE hurting them? What if you’re actually hurting YOURSELF by living out this desire too?
Boundaries don’t hurt others, despite the loud voices that tell you otherwise. Healthy boundaries aren’t meant to control other people, ensure they think well of you, or make you into a prickly cactus no one can approach. They’re a way of living your truest self and your highest calling, while honoring the personhood of everyone around you.

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How Do I Know if a Church or Person is Safe for Me?

How Do I Know if a Church or Person is Safe for Me?

Patrick Doyle has over thirty years of working with people from all over in treatment centers, churches, and through his office. His authentic and transparent way of leadership has drawn followers from all over the world. As a public speaker and coach, Patrick takes difficult conversations head on; communicating hard truths with honesty and safety. He is passionate about connecting with people so that they may see their individual value and as a result, experience the freedom from the lies that destroy their wellness of spirit. His hope is that people will partner with him in helping others see, believe, and act on their intrinsic value.

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Why Do I Feel Like I’m Going Crazy in My Marriage?

Why Do I Feel Like I’m Going Crazy in My Marriage?

How do you respond when your partner sends you two totally different messages? One message says he loves you and will do anything to make things right. The other message says you’re making a big deal out of nothing, and you’re actually the problem. Which message is true?

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Protecting Yourself Financially During Divorce

Protecting Yourself Financially During Divorce

Many Christian women who have stayed at home, raised babies, and maybe even homeschooled their kids, gave up their careers to support their abusive husbands on the home front, and now they are faced with an impending divorce. They don’t have a bank account or a job. They often ask “How in the world do I protect myself financially during a divorce?”

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What is Emotional Manipulation?

What is Emotional Manipulation?

You’ve been telling him for years how hurtful his behavior is. Literally begging him to stop. It’s like beating your head against a wall. You’ve reached your breaking point. Then he tosses out a question your heart longed to hear from the beginning:

“What can I do to fix this?”

Right at the end. Right before your feet hit the pavement. Right before you’ve given up.

What now?

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When Your Abusive Husband is a Pastor

When Your Abusive Husband is a Pastor

When Lynn, a widow and registered nurse, met her abuser for the first time, she thought he was a safe bet. Who could be safer than a pastor and former missionary? But once he had her hooked in, he tore down her dignity and identity through shaming and neglect. Lynn shares her long journey of waking up to the shocking reality that even religious leaders can be wolves in sheep’s clothing.

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