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.
Robin walked on eggshells and hid herself away to survive. After years in an abusive marriage, she believed God didn’t love her and that he hated divorce more than anything. She was taught that her body wasn’t her own, and her job was to make her husband happy at all costs.
While Julie experienced more overt abuse during her formative years, she ended up married to a quiet, covert abuser with a hidden lifestyle.
“The hidden abuse made far more lasting marks on my soul than the overt abuse I experienced as a child ever did.”
Find out what helped her decide to pay the price for freedom.
Kathryn loved God and tried everything she could to be a good Christian wife. But no matter what she did, her husband made sure she believed she was the poison in the relationship. Here’s how she got free.
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.
In spite of numerous red flags, Kary married her abusive partner when she was very young. After over two decades, she was able to save some money and get out. Now she shares some insight into what made her stay for so long and what she would do differently if she had a do-over.
After Lisa lost her husband of 23 years to death, she ended up marrying a man who abused her in every way possible. Find out how she got out and built a beautiful life for herself.
Debby survived an abusive marriage for three decades. Find out how she coped and what happened to make her wake up and get out.
Today we look at a survivor’s journals to discover the exact thinking that keeps women of faith stuck in abusive marriages.