41 min

April Giauque: Escaping the Darkness of Domestic Abuse All In

    • Christianity

It is difficult to ignore the similarities between April Giauque’s description of an abuser’s behavior and Satan’s efforts to wear us down: isolation, manipulation, control, despair. Regardless of whether you feel held captive in an abusive situation like April or trapped by sin or discouragement, April’s story reminds us that there is always hope through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

"It is the worth of who your soul is, what your light is, your worth equals your light. And we were all born with the light of Christ within us. Whether you are a member of the Church or not, all have this light and that is the worth." 

Show Notes: 

1:33- The beginning of abuse

4:08- Children with special needs

5:38- Everyday life

6:29- Two different types of abusers

8:59- Relationship with God 

11:35- Knowing when it was time to leave

13:53- The voice of the adversary

15:18- The biggest fear of a victim

19:14- Saving a marriage

22:52- Looking for evidence of blessings

26:03- Caring for yourself in order to care for others

27:54- Self-esteem vs. self-worth

29:19- Agency amidst abuse

32:40- Life after abuse

35:32- Advice for victims

37:59- What does it mean to be “All In” the gospel of Jesus Christ? 

It is difficult to ignore the similarities between April Giauque’s description of an abuser’s behavior and Satan’s efforts to wear us down: isolation, manipulation, control, despair. Regardless of whether you feel held captive in an abusive situation like April or trapped by sin or discouragement, April’s story reminds us that there is always hope through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

"It is the worth of who your soul is, what your light is, your worth equals your light. And we were all born with the light of Christ within us. Whether you are a member of the Church or not, all have this light and that is the worth." 

Show Notes: 

1:33- The beginning of abuse

4:08- Children with special needs

5:38- Everyday life

6:29- Two different types of abusers

8:59- Relationship with God 

11:35- Knowing when it was time to leave

13:53- The voice of the adversary

15:18- The biggest fear of a victim

19:14- Saving a marriage

22:52- Looking for evidence of blessings

26:03- Caring for yourself in order to care for others

27:54- Self-esteem vs. self-worth

29:19- Agency amidst abuse

32:40- Life after abuse

35:32- Advice for victims

37:59- What does it mean to be “All In” the gospel of Jesus Christ? 

41 min

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