37 episodes

We help Christians who are looking for hope and healing from trauma and adversity. We interview experts on recovery from trauma and PTSD, as well as share real life stories of people. We focus on recovery from trauma, spiritual abuse, religious trauma and domestic abuse. Join us as we discuss the latest and best strategies for recovery and thriving. We love introduce people to the love of God, our loving heavenly Father, and to their true identity as His children.

Defined By God Ministries Podcast Anna Harris

    • Religion & Spirituality

We help Christians who are looking for hope and healing from trauma and adversity. We interview experts on recovery from trauma and PTSD, as well as share real life stories of people. We focus on recovery from trauma, spiritual abuse, religious trauma and domestic abuse. Join us as we discuss the latest and best strategies for recovery and thriving. We love introduce people to the love of God, our loving heavenly Father, and to their true identity as His children.

    Podcast #36 - Nourishing and Nurturing your Heart (ft. Mark Head)

    Podcast #36 - Nourishing and Nurturing your Heart (ft. Mark Head)

    Anna and guest Mark Head, founder and director of Finding Home, discuss dynamics of, and how we can best nourish and nurture our hearts.
     
    Discover: 
     
    - What our hearts secretly long for
    - How the Father's Love can change your heart
    - Understanding what heart transformation  looks like
    - The stages of "metamorphosis of the heart"
     
    At the end of the podcast, Mark facilitates a "connection with God" time where you can participate and experience God for yourself.
     
    Free workshop:
    You can register for Mark's upcoming experiential workshop where you'll learn all the details about the metamorphosis of the heart.
     
    Register here: www.finding-home.net
     
    You can also find the video version of this podcast on our Youtube channel!! For full episode details, visit our website: https://definedbygod.com/episode36/
     
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    • 50 min
    Podcast #35 - Knowing the heart of the Father with Anna Harris (solo episode)

    Podcast #35 - Knowing the heart of the Father with Anna Harris (solo episode)

    Anna recaps this past year (2023) and shares some exciting news about the new year, including the release of her debut book, "Not Abandoned: How the Love of God and Understanding Our True Identity Overcomes Abandonment and Rejection from Adoption, Trauma & Adversity", and a conference in the Spring.
    She also talks about her journey as someone who was adopted and how the love of the Father changed her life.
    For full episode details visit our website at: www.definedbygod.com/episode35
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    • 20 min
    Podcast #34 - How to love and heal your inner child and ”The Father’s Love Letter” with Barry Adams

    Podcast #34 - How to love and heal your inner child and ”The Father’s Love Letter” with Barry Adams

    Our guest on this episode is Barry Adams, the author of The Father's love letter that went viral and has been seen by millions of people around the world and is available in 126 different languages.
     
    Barry heard the Father say to him: "I don't love you because you do anything to deserve it, I love you because you breathe".
     
    What a love! God's love for us is not earned and isn't performance based. God is the perfect Father, that our hearts long for.
     
    For full episode details and links to Barry's website, visit our website at: 
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    • 39 min
    Podcast #33 - ”Untwisting Scriptures” author Rebecca Davis talks about Book 5 & Book Crafters Academy

    Podcast #33 - ”Untwisting Scriptures” author Rebecca Davis talks about Book 5 & Book Crafters Academy

    "Untwisting Scriptures" author Rebecca Davis talks about her latest book: Untwisting Scriptures to Find Freedom and Joy in Jesus Christ: Book 5 Brokenness & Suffering, as well as her author coaching training called Book Crafters Academy.
    Once again Anna and Rebecca dive into some common teachings in the church and ask the question, does this align with scripture? “Brokenness" as a lifestyle is often taught as a “holy” way of living, as if we are to constantly live as a broken vessel in order for God to use us. Rebecca explains that the bible never talks about God “breaking” His faithful people. God is our savior and rescuer, not an abuser who breaks His people down. The Bible explains that He heals the broken hearted and sets the captives free. So why are we being taught the opposite? This teaching can be misleading and can misrepresent God as an abuser. It sounds “holy” to ask God to break you, but this is not what God has for us according to the scriptures. He wants us to be healed and whole.
    Anna and Rebecca discuss the term “victim mentality” and how sometimes the term is used to label and dismiss people who are suffering. Labelling someone and saying they have a victim mentality can be a way of bypass someone’s feelings and gaslighting their reality. Although it’s true that some people can get stuck in this mentality and use it as an excuse not to heal and move forward, this label can be misused and stop people from getting the help they need and sharing their story.
    And, they talk about Jesus and boundaries. Some people teach that Jesus never had boundaries and that we are to let our guards down and let everyone in. That’s not true either. Jesus constantly took time away to be alone with His Father. He often would leave his friends and family, their needs and demands, and go spend time getting refreshed in the presence of God. He also was very mindful of which questions to answer, how to answer and knew when to engage with people and address certain situations. We can learn a lot from His example.
    Lastly, they discuss Book Crafters Academy, Rebecca's author coaching training.
    For full episode details and links to Rebecca's website and resources (Including a FREE download that addresses the fears and blocks that keep people from getting started and writing a book), visit our website at: www.definedbygod.com/episode33
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    • 30 min
    Podcast #32 - Psychologically kidnapped? Coercive control and domestic abuse w/ Dr. Debra Wingfield

    Podcast #32 - Psychologically kidnapped? Coercive control and domestic abuse w/ Dr. Debra Wingfield

    October is Domestic Abuse Awareness Month! This is a very INFORMATIVE podcast on domestic violence and coercive control. PDF slideshow available (link below). What is the difference between domestic violence and coercive control? For years, people have thought of domestic abuse as only physical violence, but research shows that domestic abuse is not an "incident" that happens, but rather can be a pattern of behavior of coercive control.
    Many times domestic abuse and coercive control can fly under the radar and look "normal" when in reality, it isn't. Physical violence is an obvious way to recognize abuse. However, there are many other non-physical forms of abuse that we dive into in this podcast, including: coercive control, intimidation, oppressive language, emotional and financial abuse, isolation, gaslighting, name calling, etc. Children can also be used as a tool to manipulate and abuse a spouse.
    "Stay and Pray" is a common yet very damaging message that is preached to women in the church. Often times women stay in abusive relationships longer because of religious beliefs!
    Debra Wingfield, Ed.D. is an Author, Speaker, and Trainer with 46 years of combined experience working with abuse across the lifespan. She counseled children and adults who experienced family violence, abuse, and child maltreatment for over 25 years. She educates and trains professionals across multiple disciplines-mental health, advocates, attorneys, and court professionals on the impacts of coercive control, domestic abuse and family violence. A former faculty member in psychology and counseling at Regis University and the University of Southern Colorado. The author of healing from abuse books for adults and children include Eyes Wide Open: Help! with Control Freak Co-Parents, From Darkness to Light: Your Inner Journey, and Through a Child’s Voice: Transformational Journaling.
    For full episode details and links to Dr. Debra Wingfield website and resources (Including a PDF of all the podcast slides), visit our website at: www.definedbygod.com/episode32
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    You can also find the audio version of this podcast on all major podcast outlets such as Apple Podcast.
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    • 50 min
    Podcast #31 - How to recognize narcissistic tendencies in relationships with Annette Chesney

    Podcast #31 - How to recognize narcissistic tendencies in relationships with Annette Chesney

    Join us for this incredibly insightful podcast episode with Annette Chesney!
    The topic of "narcissism" is a popular topic in the world today. What is it? What does it look like? The lingering affects of narcissistic abuse can cause you to doubt yourself and keep you "stuck".
    In this episode we talk about how to identify narcissistic traits and behaviours. She also introduces the idea of a "narcissistic spectrum" and the varying degrees of a narcissist (Category 1 - 4) and explains each stage and what’s going on for that individual.
    “Just because someone is out of a relationship, doesn’t mean that they’re automatically healed”. Going through a healing process after a narcissistic relationship is so important, as you can have lingering trauma and hinderances. There are 5 stages of grief when it comes to narcissistic abuse and in some ways are more complicated and convoluted than imagined.
    Annette Pastored for over 15 years and during that time had a support group ministry that offered pastoral care, counselling and inner healing. She then launched her own business and started coaching business woman, teaching them how to get "unstuck".
    For full episode details and links to Annette's ministry and resources, visit our website at: www.definedbygod.com/episode31
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    • 47 min

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