90 episodes

Exploring the intersection of faith and true crime.

The Unlovely Truth Lori Morrison

    • True Crime
    • 4.9 • 37 Ratings

Exploring the intersection of faith and true crime.

    Season 2, Episode 37: Why Do Abuse Victims Stay: "Every Breath You Take" by Ann Rule

    Season 2, Episode 37: Why Do Abuse Victims Stay: "Every Breath You Take" by Ann Rule

    On this episode of The Unlovely Truth,  I interview author Karen DeArmond Gardner. Karen has first hand experience with leaving an abusive relationship. We had an interesting conversation about practical tips to help someone who is ready to be free. You’ll also learn why abuse victims stay silent.

    According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. That means that this is happening to people we know. But we don’t have to be silent either. Check out the links below to learn more, and maybe find a way that you can help.

     

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    Website for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

     

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    • 35 min
    Season 2, Episode 36: Behind the Scenes: Jesus, Coffee, and Crime

    Season 2, Episode 36: Behind the Scenes: Jesus, Coffee, and Crime

    On this episode of The Unlovely Truth I’m answering listener questions about what it’s like behind the scenes of being a private investigator, and how my work affects my faith and my family. 

    If you want to know if I’ve ever been afraid to take a case, how I protect my time with my family, and what a typical day looks like for me, then this is an episode you just can’t miss. You’ll also hear about why I might turn down a case, and if the work I do looks like what you see on TV.

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of private investigators is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations. Have YOU ever dreamed about solving a mystery and being the hero of the story?

     

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    • 14 min
    Season 2, Episode 35: Dark Obsession: Overcoming Childhood Sexual Abuse

    Season 2, Episode 35: Dark Obsession: Overcoming Childhood Sexual Abuse

    Child sexual abuse, especially when it involves incest, it not a topic many people want to hear about. But we can’t solve problems if we don’t know they exist. On this episode of The Unlovely Truth I interview Mischelle Saunders-Gottsch. Mischelle is the founder of Altered Stories Ministries where she helps women share their stories of how God altered their lives. Her Altered Stories podcast has shared stories of triumphing over many types of abuse, something she has personal experience with as well.  

    According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), in 2016 Child Protective Services agencies substantiated, or found strong evidence to indicate that over 57 THOUSAND children were victims of sexual abuse. Over one third of those victims were assaulted by a family member. It’s not an easy subject to talk about but for the sake of the victims, we must.

    Please share this episode on social media or with a friend so we can shine some light in an area so filled with darkness.

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    • 35 min
    Season 2, Episode 34: Can You Solve This Crime?

    Season 2, Episode 34: Can You Solve This Crime?

    On this episode of The Unlovely Truth we’re going to see just how hard families have to work when their loved ones' cases go cold. Once leads are exhausted, these cases often get put on the back burner as police work new cases with fresh leads. That’s why your involvement is so important! By sharing the podcast and asking your friends to do the same, we might get Ernestine Hurt’s cold case murder heard by someone who has information that can blow the case wide open!

    Mirya loves her grandmother the way I loved mine, and I want us to do all we can to help her find answers. Based on data from the FBI's Uniform Crime Report, the US has over 250,000 unsolved murders, and every year nearly 6,000 new cases raise that number even higher. As our police agencies are given fewer and fewer resources, that number is only going to continue to grow unless we do something. 

    Let’s not let this murderer get away with their crime any longer. You have a voice and a circle of influence. Become a True Crime Hero when you share the podcast and social media posts about this case and others. 

     

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    • 6 min
    Season 2, Episode 33: Stolen Childhood: "The Snow Killings" by Marney Rich Keenan

    Season 2, Episode 33: Stolen Childhood: "The Snow Killings" by Marney Rich Keenan

    Someone killed at least four children in Oakland County, Mich. between 1976 and 1977. Decades later, no one knows who the serial killer is or if he is still alive. These crimes have changed the lives of so many people - the children’s families, friends, classmates, teachers, coaches, and neighbors. 

    A DNA profile created from samples taken from some of the victims' bodies is from the same perpetrator. Maddeningly, it does not match the DNA of any person of interest in the case. The perpetrator's identity remains unknown.

    Join me and private investigator Angelica Brooks as we discuss the important issues that this book raises, and more.



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    • 38 min
    Season 2, Episode 32: How to Prevent Violence from Destroying Us: "Found" by Michelle Corrao, with Emily Sutherland

    Season 2, Episode 32: How to Prevent Violence from Destroying Us: "Found" by Michelle Corrao, with Emily Sutherland

    Michelle Corrao never wanted to be the lead story on the evening news. When she was kidnapped, assaulted, and held captive in the trunk of her car, a community held its collective breath until they heard that she had survived. But mere survival wasn’t going to be enough. Michelle was determined to thrive.

    How would you handle the fight to regain your life after such a violent encounter, only to realize that you would never be the same person ever again? Michelle shares how she realized that being the lead story didn’t have to define her story. She would share with the world the story she wanted to be her legacy.

    If you are still wondering what her motivation is to share such a deeply personal and painful story, she sums it up by saying that she wanted others to know what is possible. She knows what it feels like to be in the depths of despair, but reminds us that feelings are often fiction. She has gone on to work with victims because she knows that God spared her life not only for her own benefit, but in order to help others. 

     

    If you want to stand out as a true crime hero, be sure to visit the links below and take advantage of all of these resources.

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    Buy "Found"

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Kndgardner ,

Mystery, Murder, and Mayhem

Lori is a fabulous story teller, she invites her audience in with intrigue and suspense. Giving us the opportunity to join in.

aliciakenworthy ,

Powerful intersection of faith and true crime

There are a lot of true crime podcasts out there. That Lori decided to approach hers through an angle of faith sets this one apart and I’m grateful to have discovered it. I’m not particularly religious myself but I strongly believe that our justice system alone rarely gives us healing. Finding truth and peace requires something else.

ThelmaandLouise2018 ,

Excited to Hear Lori

I am thrilled that Lori is doing a podcast on true crime books and combining Christian faith. Great topic for the world we live in. Lori is insightful and has a great voice. Perfect title for this topic. Can’t wait for next episode

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