95 episodes

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. Learn more at https://flyingfreenow.com

Flying Free Natalie Hoffman

    • Christianity
    • 4.9 • 316 Ratings

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. Learn more at https://flyingfreenow.com

    Do Gender Roles Contribute to Emotional Abuse in the Home and Church?

    Do Gender Roles Contribute to Emotional Abuse in the Home and Church?

    Complementarianism. Men over women. Women inherently less. Biblical? Nope. It's lipstick on a pig...and we're calling it out.

    • 42 min
    What is Gaslighting in a Toxic Narcissistic Relationship?

    What is Gaslighting in a Toxic Narcissistic Relationship?

    You spend every conversation talking in circles, being told why you're always at fault. The chance that you're experiencing gaslighting is 100%.

    • 31 min
    But I Don't Want to Hurt Anyone!

    But I Don't Want to Hurt Anyone!

    What if your desire to avoid hurting anyone is actually the reason you ARE hurting them...and yourself?

    • 16 min
    Identifying Unsafe People

    Identifying Unsafe People

    Patrick Doyle has over thirty years of working with people; he is passionate about helping them see their value and experience freedom.

    • 59 min
    Why Do I Feel Like I'm Going Crazy in My Marriage?

    Why Do I Feel Like I'm Going Crazy in My Marriage?

    How do you respond when your partner sends you two totally different messages? And which message is true?

    • 35 min
    Protecting Yourself Financially During Divorce

    Protecting Yourself Financially During Divorce

    Leah Hadley became a single parent of three overnight, got divorced, and lost her job. She is now a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
316 Ratings

316 Ratings

lovelikejesusdid ,

Put On Your Sandals👣

I have been listening to Flying Free for many months now. These truths are what I’ve been so hungry for...but just couldn’t put my finger on it. Jesus invites us to put on our Sandals and walk with him (not behind Him)... To learn how he does life and relationships. It’s a breath of fresh air!

MeshiMichelle ,

Complementarianism (episode 93) stinks

Thank you so much for ALL you said in this episode. SO spot on. I shared it on facebook. May it speak to all who need it so badly!

reaper of sadness ,

Hope and Help

Only in recent years has so much help and hope been available to women (and some men) trapped in abusive relationships. So grateful for the ministry of Natalie and her team who shed light into a dark world that others ignore or deny exist. Truth brings life back to many of us living in the darkness of tradition and misunderstanding of Scripture that has crushed the life out of us. Thank you so much, Natalie, for your courage and faithfulness to bring hope, help, and healing to the vast numbers of people suffering, out of sight in and outside the church (little "c") and letting in the light of Church (capital "C"; Jesus' body).

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