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?
You’re the problem. An angry woman, a discontent wife, a troublemaker, the ungodly one. You’ve heard this over and over, in your mind, at church, and from your husband. Why can’t you get it together? Where do all the rage, frustration, and ugliness come from?
What if the question is the answer?
Abusers don’t ask if they are abusive.
Natalie, Daphne, and Rachel discuss the common reactions women have in destructive marriages that bring shame and confusion.
Forgiveness is one of the ultimate Christian virtues, right after love. It “sets the prisoners free.” Except in your life. It keeps you defenseless and bound to a person, or people, determined to keep harming you. Forgiveness seems like a super highway to destruction, the restart button for more craziness and pain. So, should you keep forgiving someone who keeps hurting you…and how?
If a tennis player is playing a game with someone who isn’t hitting the ball back, is that person still a real tennis player? Emotional abuse victims are often labeled as codependent. But we’d like to make a case for the idea that some victims may just be playing tennis with the wrong player, and they aren’t codependent at all.
Women who experience emotional and spiritual abuse also deal with profound betrayal by so many people. How can they learn to trust again?
In today’s episode, Natalie, Rachel, and Becky tackle a common issue many survivors have when they begin to set boundaries. You’ll also learn why taking all the responsibility in a relationship is never a win-win for anyone and what you can do instead!
Emotional abuse tactics leave a target feeling confused and powerless. Learn strategies to help you recognize the tactics when they happen and respond from a place of clarity and power.
In an emotionally abusive marriage, you need to set boundaries with your partner. Here’s what to do if you get accused of “tearing down your house.”
Join Natalie and Becky as they answer questions from followers of the Flying Free Facebook page including low-cost ways a survivor can move forward in the healing process. Plus, how should you respond if a pastor or someone else says there’s “two sides to every story?”