Your life isn’t over; your story isn’t over; you are not irredeemably broken. Stacey and Robin are living proof. You can be too.
To move forward, survivors of emotional and spiritual abuse need answers to questions like: How do I deal with emotional triggers?
It’s a question no one wants to ask because no one wants to experience it: How do you deal with the pain of being rejected by your family?
Relationships with adult children who grew up in abusive homes are often painful, tricky, and traumatic. How do we navigate the complicated issues that constantly arise, without repeating mistakes of the past?
When religion teaches gender roles, it violates God’s design for both men and women and is an underlying cause of emotional and spiritual abuse.
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.