Flying Free is a support resource for women of faith who need hope and healing from hidden emotional abuse, spiritual abuse, and narcissistic abuse. Because of misogynistic theology taught in controlling and spiritually abusive churches, many Christian women find themselves in destructive marriages where there is an uneven power dynamic. Male partners use their status as a husband to gain power and control over a woman’s mind, emotions, body, social life, finances, and more. When she tries to get help from her equally abusive church environment, she is betrayed and re-abused. Flying Free offers a Christ-centered, gospel-oriented perspective on domestic abuse that protects and honors the voices and autonomy of women. Tune in each week to hear conversations with emotional abuse advocates and fellow survivors who will walk with you on your journey up and out. We hear you. You are not alone.
085 - For Survivors Who Worry That They Are Abusive
You've been told you're the problem because you react to the abuse. But what's the real problem, and how can you fix it?
084 - How to Prepare for Your Custody Case
What if I lose my kids? How can I stand up for myself in the process of divorce when my husband seems to hold all the cards? How will I keep it together as I climb this ladder out of hell? These questions haunt women in abusive marriages who want to escape. There is hope and there are answers.
083 - Trusting God with Your Choices
Trust is risk. Trust forces us to decide what we believe, make choices based on those beliefs, and respect what others choose to believe and do. We aren't called to control others, please everybody, or even defend our decisions. But we are called to live bravely using the knowledge, experience, and power we have.
082 - Survivor Story: Robin
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. Find out how she found freedom and hope for her future!
081 - How Do I Forgive Someone Who Keeps Hurting Me?
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?
080 - Engaging Your Trauma Experience
Natalie interviews Anne Resler about the connection between spiritual and emotional abuse as well as the benefit of viewing abuse as something that affects your entire self/worldview.